A Comparison of Ephesians 5:18-19

Ephesians 5:18-19 GW

Don’t get drunk on wine, which leads to wild living. Instead, be filled with the Spirit by reciting psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs for your own good. Sing and make music to the Lord with your hearts.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
King James Version (KJV)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equivalence)

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Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,
New International Version (NIV)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)

Don’t drink too much wine, for many evils lie along that path; be filled instead with the Holy Spirit and controlled by him.
Talk with each other much about the Lord, quoting psalms and hymns and singing sacred songs, making music in your hearts to the Lord.
The Living Bible (TLB)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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