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Ephesians 5:17-19 The Passion Translation (TPT)

17 And don’t live foolishly for then you will have discernment to fully understand God’s will. 18 And don’t get drunk with wine, which is rebellion;[a] instead be filled with the fullness of the Holy Spirit.[b] 19 And your hearts will overflow with a joyful song to the Lord Jehovah. Keep speaking to each other with words of Scripture, singing the Psalms with praises and spontaneous songs given by the Spirit![c]


  1. Ephesians 5:18 The Aramaic can be translated “the wine of the prodigal.” The Greek is “reckless living,” or “debauchery.”
  2. Ephesians 5:18 Or “be inebriated in the Spirit’s fullness.”
  3. Ephesians 5:19 Or “spiritual songs.” There is no other song more spiritual than the Song of Songs. Perhaps Paul was encouraging the church to sing and rejoice in the greatest of all songs.
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Ephesians 5:17-19 New International Version (NIV)

17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,

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