Ephesians 5:18

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ephesians 5:18

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 for Ephesians 5:18

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

  • Kanisuru on Ephesians 5:18
    The bible has several referrencies pertaining to wine or intoxication, more especially, the christians that desire to be or become the temple of the Holy Ghost are warned to take neither of the two. Leviticus 10:9-10
  • Bill on Ephesians 5:18
    The Spirit filled life is the Spirit filling you with the life of Christ. Revival accesses the Eternal Life as the Abundant Life Jesus. Revival restores you to the life of Jesus as the animating power to your personality. Cr. John Van Gelderen Revival Focus
  • The Bible extolls self control for the believer, after all we are Gods representatives. Drunkeness leads to, and shows, a lack of self control. His Word also warns us against excesses in our lives, and drunkeness is certainly the result of an excess. Whether a Christian can drink wine isn 't the point here, if it were we would simply read "Do not drink wine ". It is a warning not to be entrapped, but to be controlled only by the Holy Spirit.
  • John Amuzu on Ephesians 5:18
    Wine in itself is not bad, but taken in excess can lead to bad behaviour,like roiting, debauchery, use of bad language, etc.Afterall it is used during Mass. Being drunk in the in the Spirit benefits one with the fruits and gifts of the spirit which are peace,love ,joy,patience, etc.


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