Ephesians 5:19
Parallel Verses
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,

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

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,

Ephesians 5:19 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Speaking to yourselves in psalms - We can scarcely say what is the exact difference between these three expressions. Psalms, ψαλμοι, may probably mean those of David.

Hymns - Ὑμνοις· Extemporaneous effusions in praise of God, uttered under the influence of the Divine Spirit, or a sense of his especial goodness. See Acts 16:25.

Songs - Ωιδαις· Odes; premeditated and regular poetic compositions; but, in whatever form they were composed, we learn that they were all πνευματικα, spiritual - tending to magnify God and edify men.

Singing and making melody in your heart - The heart always going with the lips. It is a shocking profanation of Divine worship to draw nigh to God with the lips, while the heart is far from him. It is too often the case that, in public worship, men are carried off from the sense of the words by the sounds that are put to them. And how few choirs of singers are there in the universe whose hearts ever accompany them in what they call singing the praises of God!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

to yourselves.

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

1 Corinthians 14:26 How is it then, brothers? when you come together, every one of you has a psalm, has a doctrine, has a tongue, has a revelation...

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...

James 5:13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

psalms. Psalms, [psalmos,] from [psallo,] to touch or play on a musical instrument, properly denotes such sacred songs or poems as are sung to stringed instruments, and may here refer to those of David; hymns, [humnos,] from [hudo,] to sing, celebrate, praise, signifies songs in honour of God; and songs [ode,] from [aeido,] to sing, denotes any regular poetic composition adapted to singing, and is here restricted to those which are spiritual.

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

Psalm 105:2 Sing to him, sing psalms to him: talk you 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 you praises with understanding...

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

Psalm 86:12 I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify your name for ever more.

Psalm 105:3 Glory you in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

Psalm 147:7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise on the harp to our God:

Isaiah 65:14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.

Matthew 15:8 This people draws near to me with their mouth, and honors me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

John 4:23,24 But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth...

Library
January 1. "Redeeming the Time" (Eph. v. 16).
"Redeeming the time" (Eph. v. 16). Two little words are found in the Greek version here. They are translated "ton kairon" in the revised version, "Buying up for yourselves the opportunity." The two words ton kairon mean, literally, the opportunity. They do not refer to time in general, but to a special point of time, a juncture, a crisis, a moment full of possibilities and quickly passing by, which we must seize and make the best of before it has passed away. It is intimated that there are not
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Third Sunday in Lent
Text: Ephesians 5, 1-9. 1 Be ye therefore imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odor of a sweet smell. 3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints; 4 nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, or jesting, which are not befitting: but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this ye know of a surety, that no fornicator, nor unclean
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II

Paul's Reasons for Temperance
'And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 12. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. 13. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. 14. Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 15. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16. Redeeming the time, because the days
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

Redeeming the Time
'See, then, that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.'--Eph. v. 15, 16. Some of us have, in all probability, very little more 'time' to 'redeem.' Some of us have, in all probability, the prospect of many years yet to live. For both classes my text presents the best motto for another year. The most frivolous among us, I suppose, have some thoughts when we step across the conventional boundary that seems to separate the unbroken sequence
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

Cross References
Psalm 95:2
Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and 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
So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding.

1 Corinthians 14:26
What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church may be built up.

Colossians 3:16
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

Revelation 5:9
And they sang a new song, saying: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.

Jump to Previous
Addressing Deeply Drink God's Heart Hearts Holy Hymns Joining Making Melody Music Offer Praise Praises Psalms Sing Singing Songs Speak Speaking Spirit Spiritual Using Voice Yourselves
Jump to Next
Addressing Deeply Drink God's Heart Hearts Holy Hymns Joining Making Melody Music Offer Praise Praises Psalms Sing Singing Songs Speak Speaking Spirit Spiritual Using Voice Yourselves
Links
Ephesians 5:19 NIV
Ephesians 5:19 NLT
Ephesians 5:19 ESV
Ephesians 5:19 NASB
Ephesians 5:19 KJV

Ephesians 5:19 Bible Apps
Ephesians 5:19 Biblia Paralela
Ephesians 5:19 Chinese Bible
Ephesians 5:19 French Bible
Ephesians 5:19 German Bible

Ephesians 5:19 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Ephesians 5:18
Top of Page
Top of Page