Ephesians 5:19
New International Version
speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,

New Living Translation
singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts.

English Standard Version
addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,

Berean Study Bible
Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your hearts to the Lord,

Berean Literal Bible
speaking to each other in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,

New American Standard Bible
speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;

King James Bible
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

Christian Standard Bible
speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music with your heart to the Lord,

Contemporary English Version
When you meet together, sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, as you praise the Lord with all your heart.

Good News Translation
Speak to one another with the words of psalms, hymns, and sacred songs; sing hymns and psalms to the Lord with praise in your hearts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music from your heart to the Lord,

International Standard Version
Then you will recite to one another psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; you will sing and make music to the Lord with your hearts;

NET Bible
speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music in your hearts to the Lord,

New Heart English Bible
speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; singing, and singing praises in your heart to the Lord;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But speak to yourselves in Psalms and hymns and songs of The Spirit; be singing in your hearts to THE LORD JEHOVAH.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
by reciting psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs for your own good. Sing and make music to the Lord with your hearts.

New American Standard 1977
speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;

Jubilee Bible 2000
speaking among yourselves with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and praising the Lord in your hearts,

King James 2000 Bible
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

American King James Version
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

American Standard Version
speaking one to another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Speaking to yourselves in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual canticles, singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord;

Darby Bible Translation
speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and chanting with your heart to the Lord;

English Revised Version
speaking one to another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;

Webster's Bible Translation
Speaking to yourselves in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,

Weymouth New Testament
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.

World English Bible
speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; singing, and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

Young's Literal Translation
speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,
Study Bible
Children of Light
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, 20always giving thanks to God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.…
Cross References
Psalm 95:2
Let us enter His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him in song.

Acts 16:25
About midnight, Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.

1 Corinthians 14:15
What then shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind. I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.

1 Corinthians 14:26
What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a psalm or a teaching, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. All of these must be done to build up the church.

Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

Revelation 5:9
And they sang a new song: "Worthy are You to take the scroll and open its seals, because You were slain, and by Your blood You purchased for God those from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

Treasury of Scripture

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

to yourselves.

Acts 16:25
And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

1 Corinthians 14:26
How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

psalms.

Psalm 95:2
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

Psalm 105:2
Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.

Matthew 26:30
And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

making.

Psalm 47:7,8
For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding…

Psalm 62:8
Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Psalm 86:12
I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.







Lexicon
Speak
λαλοῦντες (lalountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

to one another
ἑαυτοῖς (heautois)
Reflexive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

with
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

psalms,
ψαλμοῖς (psalmois)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5568: From psallo; a set piece of music, i.e. A sacred ode; collectively, the book of the Psalms.

hymns,
ὕμνοις (hymnois)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5215: A hymn, sacred song, song of praise to God. Apparently from a simpler form of hudeo; a 'hymn' or religious ode.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

spiritual
πνευματικαῖς (pneumatikais)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 4152: Spiritual. From pneuma; non-carnal, i.e. ethereal, or a spirit, or supernatural, regenerate, religious.

songs.
ᾠδαῖς (ōdais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 5603: An ode, song, hymn. From aido; a chant or 'ode'.

Sing
ᾄδοντες (adontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 103: To sing.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

make music
ψάλλοντες (psallontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5567: Probably strengthened from psao; to twitch or twang, i.e. To play on a stringed instrument.

in
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

hearts
καρδίᾳ (kardia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2588: Prolonged from a primary kar; the heart, i.e. the thoughts or feelings; also the middle.

to the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord,
Κυρίῳ (Kyriō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.
(19) Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs.--The same words are found in Colossians 3:16, with a notable difference of application. There the idea is of teaching: "teaching and admonishing one another;" here, simply of a natural vent for emotion, especially of thanksgiving, although probably here also "to yourselves" means "to one another," and refers, perhaps, chiefly to public worship. The well-known passage in Pliny, "Carmen dicere inter se invicem," describes alternate, possibly antiphonal, singing of such sacred music. Of the various kinds of this music, the "psalms" and "hymns" are easily distinguished. The "psalm," as the word itself implies, is music with instrumental accompaniment, and can hardly fail to refer to the Old Testament psalms, familiar in Jewish worship, and as we know, used in the first instance we have of apostolic worship (Acts 4:24). On their frequent use see 1Corinthians 14:26; James 5:12. The "hymn" is purely vocal music, apparently of the whole company (see Matthew 26:30; Acts 16:25), more especially directed to praise of God, and probably designating the new utterances of the Christian Church itself. But the interpretation of the "spiritual song," or "ode," is more difficult. It is often considered as inclusive of the other two (as etymologically it might well be), but the genius of the passage appears to make it co-ordinate, and so distinct from them. From the use of the word "song," or "ode," as applied to lyric poetry, it may perhaps be conjectured that it describes more varied and elaborate music, sung by one person only--a spiritual utterance of one for the whole congregation. In a passage of Philo (2 p. 476)--quoted by Dr. Lightfoot on Colossians 3:16--on Jewish sacred music, we read, "He who stands up sings a hymn composed in praise of God, either having made a new one for himself, or using an ancient one of the poets of days gone by." The Christian counterpart of this migh1Corinthians 14:26, a passage dealing expressly with special spiritual gifts. "Each one of you has a psalm." Evidently it might be strictly a "hymn" or "psalm," though in common usage (as here) it would be distinguished from both.

Singing and making melody in your heart.--The word rendered "making melody" is the verb corresponding to the "psalm" above, as singing to the "song." This clause is not identical but co-ordinate with the last. That described audible and public melody; this, the secret utterance of music in the soul, whether accompanying the other or distinct from it.

Verse 19. - Speaking to one another. Literally, this would denote antiphonal singing, but this is rather an artificial idea for so simple times. It seems here to denote one person singing one hymn, then another another, and so on; and the meetings would seem to have been for social Christian enjoyment rather than for the public worship of God. In the Epistle to the Colossians it is, "Teaching and admonishing one another with psalms," and this has more of the idea of public worship; and if it be proper to express joyful feelings in the comparatively private social gatherings of Christians, it is proper to do the same in united public worship. In psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. The precise meaning of these terms is not easily seen; "psalms" we should naturally apply to the Old Testament psalms, but the want of the article makes the meaning more general, equivalent to "songs with the character of the psalms;" hymns, songs celebrating the praises of the Divine Being, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; "spiritual songs" or odes of a more general cast, meditative, historical, hortatory, or didactic. But these must be "spiritual," such as the Holy Spirit would lead us to use and would use with us for our good. The two clauses correspond: "be filled with the Spirit;" "speaking in spiritual songs." Receive the Spirit - pour out the Spirit; let your songs be effusions sent forth from your hearts with the aroma of the Holy Spirit. Singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; i.e. to the Lord Jesus. Some have argued that while ἄδοντες denotes singing, ψάλλοντες means striking the musical instrument. But ψάλλω is so frequently used in a more general sense, that it can hardly be restricted to this meaning here. The great thought is that this musical service must not be musical only, but a service of the heart, in rendering which the heart must be in a state of worship. 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.
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