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

  • Geraldine cole
    Praise another day the Lord Jesus has been merciful to us let us rejoice in it honor him love one another and be truthful to all people study the word ask for understanding let not look down on anyone or mistreat anyone why Jesus is looking down on the Earth we shall reap what we have sowd out .remember if u are saved it was not u who saved u it was Jesus who draw u to him
  • Ray321
    1 John 4:1-2 1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: The Word of God will deliver us from evil. The Word is Alive.
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 5:6 LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU WITH VAIN WORDS FOR BECAUSE OF THESE THINGS COMETH THE WRATH OF GOD UPON THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE 1 JOHN 3:10 IN THIS THE --- CHILDREN OF GOD ARE MANIFEST AND THE CHILDREN OF the devil WHOSOEVER DOETH NOT RIGHTEOUSNESS --- IS NOT OF GOD ---NEITHER HE THAT LOVETH NOT HIS BROTHER
  • Ray321
    The Word of God is Holy and the only truth that we can trust. 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I thank God for the cleansing of the Word of God. Reading the Word is very powerful. Thank you Father for your Word of Truthfulness. Love in Christ
  • BSP
    Verse 26: God's Word cleanses us both morally and spiritually. We should make Bible reading a daily habit.
  • Irene123
    Eph. 5:21 - "Since God is the source of all power, authority; when we submit to His Word we submit to Him. Yes, submit. By using the 'S' word God is saying, "I am not saying you have to like it before you do it." Matt. 11:30. All power; the simple act of being able to use our jaws to chew, to talk, to point a finger at an object, to scratch your toes together when they itch; He's the source .....

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