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

  • Paul Denny
    I believe your question is sincere! The world were framed by the words of God. What we say can have a constructive or destructive results. There is nothing wrong in writing, you just have to make sure your narrative reflect a positive result. Always let God lead you in everything you do. Ask yourself this question, is what I write about please God. Read Proverbs 18:21. Hope this answer helps.
  • Dewey J
    Varoojan, Gen: 26:5,6 '' And Abraham was a hundred years old....when his son Isaac was born.v6 Sarah said the Lord hath me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me. Pr. 17:22, A merry heart doth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit direth the the bones. To jest mean here to mock or belittle someone. Issac mean laughter praise GOD in the highest.
  • Varoojan
    Regarding Epesians 5:4

    It is written: Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

    I'm concerned. I'm unemployed and trying to make money selling a full-length animated comedy screenplay.

    My question is, would I be in contrary to God's will or word writing a comedy? (the phrase nor jesting appears in verse 5:4) Please help.
  • BettyG
    Eph. 5:6-8; Thank-you; enjoy
  • 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.

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