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

  • Alex
    IMO EPH 5/27 ANSWERS TO THE TRANSFIGURATION SCRIPTURES, ON THE MOUNT THERE HE WAS PRESENTING TO GOD A GLORIOUS CHURCH WITHOUT SPOT R WRINKLE His raiment that was WHITE AS SNOW is us Sinners,isa. says tho your Sins be as scarlet THEY SHALL BE WHITE AS SNOW, YA MEMBER HE WAS CLOTHED WITH A VESTURE DIPPED IN BLOOD, WE ARE HIS VESTURE MADE WHITE AS SNOW BY HIS BLOOD,I WAS NAKED AND YOU CLOTHED ME.
  • Alex
    Christ is gonna present to HIMSELF ( GOD ) A GLORIOUS CHURCH WITHOUT SPOT OR WRINKLE,WHEN HE WAS ON THE MOUNT OF TRANSFIGURATION ITS PROPHETIC OF WHEN HE WD PRESENT TO GOD A GLORIOUS CHURCH WITHOUT SPOT OF WRINKLE, HIS RAIMENT THAT WAS WHITE AS SNOW IS HIS CHURCH. ISA. SAID THO YOUR SINS BE AS SCARLET THEY SHALL BE WHITE AS SNOW THATS US SINNERS. I WAS NAKED AND YOU CLOTHED ME, WE ARE HIS VESTURE.
  • BSP
    Verse 4: This shows that God will judge us based on what comes out of our mouths. What we say has an impact on the way that God views us.
  • A disciple
    "This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church." Jesus taught the contentious Jews (John 8) that being Abraham's seed didn't make them Children; but those walking after the same Spirit that Abraham walked those are the true Children. So with respect to being Children of God by faith in Jesus Christ our Lord it is known what kind we are by the kind of behavior and character.
  • 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 COLOSSIANS 2:8 BEWARE LEST --ANY MAN-- SPOIL YOU THROUGH PHILOSOPHY AND VAIN DECEIT AFTER THE TRADITION OF MEN AFTER THE RUDIMENTS OF THE WORLD AND NOT AFTER CHRIST
  • 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

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