Ephesians 5:18

“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And bee not drunke with wine, wherein is excesse: but bee filled with the Spirit:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And be not drunken with wine, wherein is riot, but be filled with the Spirit;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And do not take overmuch wine by which one may be overcome, but be full of the Spirit;
- Basic English Bible

And be not drunk with wine, in which is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit,
- Darby Bible

And be not drunk with wine, in which is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
- Webster's Bible

Do not over-indulge in wine--a thing in which excess is so easy--
- Weymouth Bible

Don't be drunken with wine, in which is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,
- World English Bible

And nyle ye be drunkun of wyn, in which is letcherie, but be ye fillid with the Hooli Goost; and speke ye to you silf in salmes,
- Wycliffe Bible

and be not drunk with wine, in which is dissoluteness, but be filled in the Spirit,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:18

5:18 Wherein is excess - That is, which leads to debauchery of every kind. But be ye filled with the Spirit - In all his graces, who gives a more noble pleasure than wine can do.

People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:18

Eph 5:18 Be not drunk with wine. Wine was at that time the usual intoxicating drink. The passage forbids intoxication, which was a common vice of the time. Wherein is excess. "Riot", in the Revised Version. How true! Enjoyment is not to be sought, as the world seeks it, in wine, but rather in being "filled with the Spirit". Then your songs will not be bacchanalian.

Discussion for Ephesians 5

  • BSP
    Verse 18 says that we should not get drunk but should be filled with holy spirit.
  • Margarita
    I like Ephesians because you can apply it to our every day life and teaches us the priority that we should have daily in our Christian walk and how to commune with God our Father. It also teaches how we should have a clean vessel so the Holy Spirit can dwell in us with Almighty Power! To be a living sacrificed temple for God, only God. To be sold out the same time villa lent of evil.
  • Lilian
    We must dedicate our time to God only who can save us and we must meditate his words and receive his words every day. Delight yourself unto the Lord first all things the desire of thine heart will be added. Everything will work for good to those who love Jesus . To the couple we must submit ourselves unto God so that God can provide us happiness and peaceful relationship with our spouse.
  • BSP
    This chapter talks about he headship arrangement. God put this arrangement into place and everyone has a head to answer to with the exception of God himself.
  • Anonymous for verse 4
    If anything about this world standard is anything to by, we find that there is so much filthiness in words, actions even in our ways of life , believers are admonished not copy or conform to the standard of this world Roms 12:2, the church must as a matter of importance teach the believers to be honourable in their words and actions at the same time learn to give thanks to God in all things.
  • Tonya Wilkie pisse
    Giving you father God , praise glory in the name of your son , Jesus Christ, Amen

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