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Ephesians 5:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And be not drunken with wine, wherein is riot, but be filled with the Spirit;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And be not drunk with wine, in which is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And be not drunk with wine, in which is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And be not getting drunk with wine, in which is dissoluteness, but be getting filled in Spirit;—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and be not drunk with wine, in which is dissoluteness, but be filled in the Spirit,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And be not drunk with wine, wherein is luxury: but be ye filled with the Holy Spirit,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And bee not drunke with wine, wherein is excesse: but bee filled with the Spirit:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And be not drunk with wine, in which is intemperance, but be filled with the Spirit.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And be not drunk with wine, in which is dissoluteness; but be ye filled with the spirit.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
be y3182
[3182] Standard
μεθύσκω
methusko
{meth-oos'-ko}
A prolonged (transitive) form of G3184; to intoxicate.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
not y3361
[3361] Standard
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
drunk 3182
{3182} Prime
μεθύσκω
methusko
{meth-oos'-ko}
A prolonged (transitive) form of G3184; to intoxicate.
z5745
<5745> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 105
x3361
(3361) Complement
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
with wine, 3631
{3631} Prime
οἶνος
oinos
{oy'-nos}
A primary word (or perhaps of Hebrew origin [H3196]); 'wine' (literally or figuratively).
wherein 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
excess; 810
{0810} Prime
ἀσωτία
asotia
{as-o-tee'-ah}
From a compound of G0001 (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of G4982; properly unsavedness, that is, (by implication) profligacy.
but 235
{0235} Prime
ἀλλά
alla
{al-lah'}
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
be filled 4137
{4137} Prime
πληρόω
pleroo
{play-ro'-o}
From G4134; to make replete, that is, (literally) to cram (a net), level up (a hollow), or (figuratively) to furnish (or imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy, execute (an office), finish (a period or task), verify (or coincide with a prediction), etc.
z5744
<5744> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 48
with 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
the Spirit; 4151
{4151} Prime
πνεῦμα
pneuma
{pnyoo'-mah}
From G4154; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy spirit.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ephesians 5:18

_ _ excessworthless, ruinous, reckless prodigality.

_ _ wherein — not in the wine itself when used aright (1 Timothy 5:23), but in the “excess” as to it.

_ _ but be filled with the Spirit — The effect in inspiration was that the person was “filled” with an ecstatic exhilaration, like that caused by wine; hence the two are here connected (compare Acts 2:13-18). Hence arose the abstinence from wine of many of the prophets, for example, John the Baptist, namely, in order to keep distinct before the world the ecstasy caused by the Spirit, from that caused by wine. So also in ordinary Christians the Spirit dwells not in the mind that seeks the disturbing influences of excitement, but in the well-balanced prayerful mind. Such a one expresses his joy, not in drunken or worldly songs, but in Christian hymns of thankfulness.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ephesians 5:3-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ephesians 5:18

Wherein is excess — That is, which leads to debauchery of every kind. But be ye filled with the Spirit — In all his graces, who gives a more noble pleasure than wine can do.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ephesians 5:18

(5) And be not drunk with wine, wherein is (k) excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

(5) He sets the sober and holy assemblies of the faithful against the immoral banquets of the unfaithful, in which the praises of the only Lord must ring, whether it is it in prosperity or diversity.

(k) Every type of disorder, together with every manner of filthiness and shamefulness.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
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, that we may preserve seed of our father. ... And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
Deuteronomy 21:20 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son [is] stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; [he is] a glutton, and a drunkard.
Psalms 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 whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Proverbs 23:20-21 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: ... For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe [a man] with rags.
Proverbs 23:29-35 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? ... They have stricken me, [shalt thou say, and] I was not sick; they have beaten me, [and] I felt [it] not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.
Isaiah 5:11-13 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, [that] they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, [till] wine inflame them! ... Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because [they have] no knowledge: and their honourable men [are] famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.
Isaiah 5:22 Woe unto [them that are] mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
Matthew 24:49 And shall begin to smite [his] fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
Luke 12:45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;
Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and [so] that day come upon you unawares.
Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 11:21 For in eating every one taketh before [other] his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
Galatians 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Thessalonians 5:7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

excess:

Matthew 23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
1 Peter 4:3-4 For the time past of [our] life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: ... Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with [them] to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of [you]:

but:

Psalms 63:3-5 Because thy lovingkindness [is] better than life, my lips shall praise thee. ... My soul shall be satisfied as [with] marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise [thee] with joyful lips:
Song of Songs 1:4 Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.
Song of Songs 7:9 And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth [down] sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.
Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
Isaiah 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Zechariah 9:15-17 The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, [and] make a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, [and] as the corners of the altar. ... For how great [is] his goodness, and how great [is] his beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids.
Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall [your] heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Acts 2:13-18 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine. ... And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
Acts 11:24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.
Galatians 5:22-25 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, ... If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
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Gn 9:21; 19:32. Dt 21:20. Ps 63:3; 69:12. Pv 20:1; 23:20, 29. So 1:4; 7:9. Is 5:11, 22; 25:6; 55:1. Zc 9:15. Mt 23:25; 24:49. Lk 11:13; 12:45; 21:34. Ac 2:13; 11:24. Ro 13:13. 1Co 5:11; 6:10; 11:21. Ga 5:21, 22. 1Th 5:7. 1P 4:3.

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