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

  • Dennis
    Full of inspirations
  • Monica
    I love this. It seems to me, that many people have forgotten, or perhaps, they never learned the true meaning of a real marriage. If this was true, the divorce rate would not be so high. If people would go back to the basic foundation, the scripture, one"a life would be easier--it would have to be.
  • Lilian
    God can only bless the Couple and bind them into one. Husband and the wife will become in one flesh. It is very important to have a legally married for the marriage in the church is sacrament where the house of witnessing. But above all this couple must walk in spirit and not in the flesh. Obey God's words and meditate them every day. If the Couple need Jesus then you have everything that u Need
  • Mark Rubenstein
    God said , " Let Us Create Man in Our Image " . Us Our is more then one ! Why ? As God made Adam Eve joined in holy marriage they became one flesh . God sows He is one God, Father Son Spirit, joined in 3 forms . We were made in His image , Body Soul Spirit . God wants us to be a team . As a team , ie. , the body of Christ , we can reflect His light to those in spiritual darkness ! " Hear all Israel the Lord, our God , the Lord is One " ! Unconditional love comes from Above !
  • Abogah
    It appears to me that the duty to love and to submit must go hand in hand and none should be demanded. I can imagine the difficulty of loving a non-submissive wife similarly the duty to reverence a non-loving husband. Both partners require the grace to fulfill their part of the requirements
  • Christopher ihe ijeoma
    Ephesians 5 speaks as a direct instruction from our MAKER on how to conduct ourselves in behavior, relationship and character.

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