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 for Ephesians 5:19

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 for Ephesians 5:19

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 5:19

  • Todd may on Ephesians 5:19
    Man had long ago gotten away from the word of God is if the Bible is true why did they leave out the book of enoch and the dead sea scrolls and the forgotten books of Eden
  • Mild Bill - in Reply on Ephesians 5:19

    Addition to or slander of God's word has happened since Eden. We only hear from Eve, that Adam and she were not to "touch" the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And Satan suggested that God lied about them dying. I have no doubt that the Holy Spirit moved men to want to canonize(regard as being above reproach or of great significance) the so-called writings of God. God has done the work of preserving a faithful document of his-story, in the KJV. Much in the same way believers are to judge, who is and who is not a prophet of God. Even today, newer translations approach the task with predetermined bias and subtleness of changes, so as to slight the truth of God, not all, but some.

    I am truly thankful the most faithful modern day rendition of God's word is in my native language, despite the archaic form, which I myself enjoy exploring for a deepening of my language knowledge.

    When a person is saved of God, the Holy Spirit indewells them and leads them towards truth. God is always able to communicate with his children, and only his children look for him.
  • Chris - in Reply on Ephesians 5:19
    Have you read the Book of Enoch? If so, have you not noticed some major errors within? I cite a few examples:

    7:2: "the human women became pregnant & bare great giants whose height was 3000 ells". Even going by the smaller measurement of 18 inches, this makes the giants 4,500 ft tall.

    19:2: "the women from the angels who went astray shall become sirens". What was a siren? A mythological creature that was half bird & half human.

    10:8: "the whole earth has been corrupted through the works taught by Azazel: to him ascribe all sin". But sin came through Adam, & Azazel who is also referred to as Satan, according to 10:4-6, has been chained up until judgement day. The Bible says different that he is free to roam awaiting that final day of judgement & forever in the Lake of Fire.

    10:20,21: Prior to the Flood, God told Michael the Archangel to "Cleanse the Earth from all godlessness...and all the children of men shall become righteous...and all the Earth shall be cleansed from defilement, from all sin, from all punishment...". Is an angel now the source of our salvation?

    And the list of gross errors are still many. Even considering the authorship of the Book is questionable as is the date of writing. Do you really feel that such a book is worthy of study & inclusion alongside God's Word? Those who canonized the Scriptures we now have, have done well to apply the most stringent scrutiny to the books that comprise the Bible, ensuring that we have the most faithful & reliable Scriptures in our hands. If any serious study is conducted to any of these extra-biblical writings, one can see how far they have detoured from Truth even with the evidence of Truth within their pages. If such gross errors are found in isolation, what must be the condition of the whole.
  • HANNAH on Ephesians 5:19
    When it is about the unbelieving husbands, we are not going to submit our spiritual belief to them. A believing wife will take her place as a spiritual leader in the family. When it comes to submission as wife in practical living, there are many criteria you can submit. But you still have the right to bring out your ideas to your husband because I believe the believing wife has imparted God's wisdom in practical living too. Important thing is you are peacefully going by it.


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