Ephesians 5:19

“Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Speaking to your selues, in Psalmes, and Hymnes, and Spirituall songs, singing and making melodie in your heart to the Lord,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

speaking one to another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Joining with one another in holy songs of praise and of the Spirit, using your voice in songs and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
- Basic English Bible

speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and chanting with your heart to the Lord;
- Darby Bible

Speaking to yourselves in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,
- Webster's Bible

but drink deeply of God's Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and offer praise in your hearts to the Lord.
- Weymouth Bible

speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; singing, and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
- World English Bible

and ymnes, and spiritual songis, syngynge and seiynge salm in youre hertis to the Lord;
- Wycliffe Bible

speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 5:19


5:19 Speaking to each other - By the Spirit. In the Psalms - Of David. And hymns - Of praise. And spiritual songs - On any divine subject. By there being no inspired songs, peculiarly adapted to the Christian dispensation, as there were to the Jewish, it is evident that the promise of the Holy Ghost to believers, in the last days, was by his larger effusion to supply the lack of it. Singing with your hearts - As well as your voice. To the Lord - Jesus, who searcheth the heart.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 5:19


Eph 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms. Under the influence of the Spirit when together you will sing psalms, such as those of the psalmist. And hymns. Songs of praise. And spiritual songs. Songs which express spiritual emotions. We find Christian hymns in the church at a very early period. Singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. While the lips sing, the heart must join in the melody by an uplifting to God. Too much singing in the churches is only of the lips.

Discussion for Ephesians 5

  • GERALDINE
    I Thank God for instructions. We ask God How can we please you? or How do I make sure I'm on the right track? Then Scriptures like these and Chapters 3
  • Corlis Ferguson
    When praying for a word to give you the Lord laid Ephesians 5 on my heart. When I read it I began to pick out certain scriptures and the Lord would whisper "No, I said Ephesians 5" So I believe the Lord wants you to read the whole chapter. I love you, Randy......always will.
  • Gregory Washington
    It's. just what l needed
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    We should always live the way that God wants us to live
  • Wayne
    Shun the very appearance of evil. Always look the other way. Praise The Lord, the power is in Christ Jesus!!! Look up, lift up your heads, our Redemption draweth nigh!
  • Bill
    Ephesians 5:3
    Can I challenge you to think like Paul is challenging us to think? God"s plan is that we not allow fornication, or uncleanness, or covetousness into our lives. NOT ONE TIME. No pornography at all. NONE. No worldly movie at all. NONE. How in the world do we accomplish this in this particular generation? Memorize and meditate on this verse and others like it.

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