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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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