Ephesians 5:18
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New International Version
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,

New Living Translation
Don't be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit,

English Standard Version
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,

Berean Study Bible
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to reckless indiscretion. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.

Berean Literal Bible
and not to be drunk with wine in which is debauchery. Instead be filled with the Spirit,

New American Standard Bible
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,

King James Bible
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And don't get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless actions, but be filled by the Spirit:

International Standard Version
Stop getting drunk with wine, which leads to wild living, but keep on being filled with the Spirit.

NET Bible
And do not get drunk with wine, which is debauchery, but be filled by the Spirit,

New Heart English Bible
Do not get drunk with wine, which is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Neither be drunk with wine in which is debauchery, but be filled with The Spirit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't get drunk on wine, which leads to wild living. Instead, be filled with the Spirit?your[ spirit.">]

New American Standard 1977
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And be not drunk with wine, in which there is excess, but be filled with the Spirit,

King James 2000 Bible
And be not drunk with wine, in which is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

American King James Version
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

American Standard Version
And be not drunken with wine, wherein is riot, but be filled with the Spirit;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is luxury; but be ye filled with the holy Spirit,

Darby Bible Translation
And be not drunk with wine, in which is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit,

English Revised Version
And be not drunken with wine, wherein is riot, but be filled with the Spirit;

Webster's Bible Translation
And be not drunk with wine, in which is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

Weymouth New Testament
Do not over-indulge in wine--a thing in which excess is so easy--

World English Bible
Don't be drunken with wine, in which is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,

Young's Literal Translation
and be not drunk with wine, in which is dissoluteness, but be filled in the Spirit,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:15-21 Another remedy against sin, is care, or caution, it being impossible else to maintain purity of heart and life. Time is a talent given us by God, and it is misspent and lost when not employed according to his design. If we have lost our time heretofore, we must double our diligence for the future. Of that time which thousands on a dying bed would gladly redeem at the price of the whole world, how little do men think, and to what trifles they daily sacrifice it! People are very apt to complain of bad times; it were well if that stirred them more to redeem time. Be not unwise. Ignorance of our duty, and neglect of our souls, show the greatest folly. Drunkenness is a sin that never goes alone, but carries men into other evils; it is a sin very provoking to God. The drunkard holds out to his family and to the world the sad spectacle of a sinner hardened beyond what is common, and hastening to perdition. When afflicted or weary, let us not seek to raise our spirits by strong drink, which is hateful and hurtful, and only ends in making sorrows more felt. But by fervent prayer let us seek to be filled with the Spirit, and to avoid whatever may grieve our gracious Comforter. All God's people have reason to sing for joy. Though we are not always singing, we should be always giving thanks; we should never want disposition for this duty, as we never want matter for it, through the whole course of our lives. Always, even in trials and afflictions, and for all things; being satisfied of their loving intent, and good tendency. God keeps believers from sinning against him, and engages them to submit one to another in all he has commanded, to promote his glory, and to fulfil their duties to each other.
Study Bible
Children of Light
17Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to reckless indiscretion. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. 19Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your hearts to the Lord,…
Cross References
Leviticus 10:9
"Do not drink wine or strong drink, neither you nor your sons with you, when you come into the tent of meeting, so that you will not die-- it is a perpetual statute throughout your generations--

Proverbs 20:1
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.

Proverbs 23:20
Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine, Or with gluttonous eaters of meat;

Proverbs 23:30
Those who linger long over wine, Those who go to taste mixed wine.

Proverbs 23:31
Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it goes down smoothly;

Proverbs 23:32
At the last it bites like a serpent And stings like a viper.

Luke 1:15
for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He shall never take wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother's womb.

John 2:10
and said, "Everyone serves the fine wine first, and then the cheap wine after the guests are drunk. But you have saved the fine wine until now!"

Romans 13:13
Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.

1 Corinthians 5:11
But now I am writing you not to associate with anyone who claims to be a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a verbal abuser, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat.
Treasury of Scripture

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

be not.

Genesis 9:21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

Genesis 19:32-35 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, …

Deuteronomy 21:20 And they shall say to the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn …

Psalm 69:12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.

Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whoever is deceived …

Proverbs 23:20,21,29-35 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh…

Isaiah 5:11-13,22 Woe to them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow …

Matthew 24:49 And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink …

Luke 12:45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delays his coming; …

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged …

Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, …

1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I have written to you not to keep company, if any man that …

1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists, …

1 Corinthians 11:21 For in eating every one takes before other his own supper: and one …

Galatians 5:21 Contentions, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the …

1 Thessalonians 5:7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken …

excess.

Matthew 23:25 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you make clean …

1 Peter 4:3,4 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have worked the will …

but.

Psalm 63:3-5 Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you…

Songs 1:4 Draw me, we will run after you: the king has brought me into his …

Songs 7:9 And the roof of your mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that …

Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make to all people a …

Isaiah 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has …

Zechariah 9:15-17 The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue …

Luke 11:13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children…

Acts 2:13-18 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine…

Acts 11:24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and …

Galatians 5:22-25 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, …

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