New Living Translation
Don't be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit,
King James Bible
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Darby Bible Translation
And be not drunk with wine, in which is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit,
World English Bible
Don't be drunken with wine, in which is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,
Young's Literal Translation
and be not drunk with wine, in which is dissoluteness, but be filled in the Spirit,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
'Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.'--Eph. v. 10. These words are closely connected with those which precede them in the 8th verse--'Walk as children of light.' They further explain the mode by which that commandment is to be fulfilled. They who, as children of light, mindful of their obligations and penetrated by its brightness, seek to conform their active life to the light to which they belong, are to do so by making experiment of, or investigating and determining, what is 'acceptable …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
Unfruitful Works of Darkness
Sleepers at Noonday
What Children of Light Should Be
"You and your descendants must never drink wine or any other alcoholic drink before going into the Tabernacle. If you do, you will die. This is a permanent law for you, and it must be observed from generation to generation.
Wine produces mockers; alcohol leads to brawls. Those led astray by drink cannot be wise.
Do not carouse with drunkards or feast with gluttons,
It is the one who spends long hours in the taverns, trying out new drinks.
Don't gaze at the wine, seeing how red it is, how it sparkles in the cup, how smoothly it goes down.
For in the end it bites like a poisonous snake; it stings like a viper.
for he will be great in the eyes of the Lord. He must never touch wine or other alcoholic drinks. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even before his birth.
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