75 bible references on alcohol

75 Bible References on Drinking Alcohol
1) Genesis 9:20-26 – Noah became drunk; the result
was immorality and family trouble.
2) Genesis 19:30-38 – Lot was so drunk he did not
know what he was doing; this led to immorality
3) Leviticus 10:9-11 – God commanded priests not to
drink so that they could tell the difference between
the holy and the unholy.
4) Numbers 6:3 – The Nazarites were told to eat or
drink nothing from the grape vine.
5) Deuteronomy 21:20 – A drunken son was stubborn
and rebellious.
6) Deuteronomy 29:5-6 – God gave no grape juice to
Israel nor did they have intoxicating drink in the
wilderness.
7) Deuteronomy 32:33 – Intoxicating wine is like the
poison of serpents, the cruel venom of asps.
8) Judges 13:4, 7, 14 – Samson was to be a Nazarite
for life. His mother was told not to drink wine or
strong drink.
9) 1 Samuel 1:14-15 – Accused, Hannah said she
drank no wine.
10) 1 Samuel 25:32-38 – Nabal died after a drunken
spree.
11) 2 Samuel 11:13 – By getting Uriah drunk, David
hoped to cover his sin.
12) 2 Samuel 13:28-29 – Amnon was drunk when he
was killed.
13) 1 Kings 16:8-10 – The king was drinking himself
into drunkenness when he was assassinated
14) 1 Kings 20:12-21 – Ben-Hadad and 32 other kings
were drinking when they were attacked and defeated
by the Israelites.
15) Esther 1:5-12 – The king gave each one all the
drink he wanted. The king was intoxicated when he
commanded the queen to come.
16) Psalm 75:8 – The Lord’s anger is pictured as
mixed wine poured out and drunk by the wicked.
17) Proverbs 4:17 – Alcoholic drink is called the wine
of violence.
18) Proverbs 20:1 – Wine is a mocker, strong drink is
raging.
19) Proverbs 23:19-20 – A wise person will not be
among the drinkers of alcoholic beverages.
20) Proverbs 23:21 – Drunkenness causes poverty.
21) Proverbs 23:29-30 – Drinking causes woe, sorrow,
fighting, babbling, wounds without cause and red
eyes.
22) Proverbs 23:31 – God instructs not to look at
intoxicating drinks.
23) Proverbs 23:32 – Alcoholic drinks bite like a
serpent, sting like an adder.
24) Proverbs 23:33 – Alcohol causes the drinker to
have strange and adulterous thoughts, produces
willfulness, and prevents reformation.
25) Proverbs 23:34 – Alcohol makes the drinker
unstable
26) Proverbs 23:35 – Alcohol makes the drinker
insensitive to pain so he does not perceive it as a
warning. Alcohol is habit forming.
27) Proverb 31:4-5 – Kings, Princes, and others who
rule and judge must not drink alcohol. Alcohol
perverts good judgment.
28) Proverbs 31:6-7 – Strong drink could be given to
those about to perish or those in pain. Better
anesthetics are available today.
29) Ecclesiastes 2:3 – The king tried everything,
including intoxicating drink, to see if it satisfied. It did
not. (Ecclesiastes 12:8)
30) Ecclesiastes 10:17 – A land is blessed when its
leaders do not drink.
31) Isaiah 5:11-12 – Woe to those who get up early to
drink and stay up late at night to get drunk.
32) Isaiah 5:22 – Woe to “champion” drinkers and
“experts” at mixing drinks.
33) Isaiah 19:14 – Drunken men stagger in their vomit.
34) Isaiah 22:12-13 – The Israelites choose to drink;
their future looks hopeless to them.
35) Isaiah 24:9 – Drinkers cannot escape the
consequences when God judges.
36) Isaiah 28:1 – God pronounces woe on the
drunkards of Ephraim.
37) Isaiah 28:3 – Proud drunkards shall be trodden
down.
38) Isaiah 28:7 – Priests and prophets stagger and
reel from beer and wine, err in vision, and stumble in
judgment.
39) Isaiah 28:8 – Drinkers’ tables are covered with
vomit and filth.
40) Isaiah 56:9-12 – Drinkers seek their own gain and
expect tomorrow to be just like today.
41) Jeremiah 35:2-14 – The Rechabites drank no grape
juice or intoxicating wine and were blessed.
42) Ezekiel 44:21 – Again God instructed the priests
not to drink wine.
43) Daniel 1:5-17 – Daniel refused the king’s
intoxicating wine and was blessed for it along with
his abstaining friends.
44) Daniel 5:1 – Belshazzar, ruler of Babylon; led his
people in drinking.
45) Daniel 5:2-3 – The king, along with his nobles,
wives, and concubines, drank from the goblets which
had been taken from God’s temple.
46) Daniel 5:4 – Drinking wine was combined with
praising false gods.
47) Daniel 5:23 – God sent word to Belshazzar that
punishment would be swift for the evil he had
committed.
48) Hosea 4:11 – Intoxicating wine takes away
intelligence.
49) Hosea 7:5 – God reproves princes for drinking.
50) Joel 1:5 – Drunkards awake to see God’s
judgment.
51) Joel 3:3 – The enemy is judged for selling girls for
wine.
52) Amos 2:8 – Unrighteous acts of Israel included the
drinking of wine which had been taken for the
payment of fines.
53) Amos 2:12 – Israel is condemned for forcing
Nazarites to drink wine.
54) Micah 2:11 – Israelites are eager to follow false
teachers who prophesy plenty of intoxicating drinks.
55) Nahum 1:10 – The drunkards of Nineveh will be
destroyed by God.
56) Habakkuk 2:5 – A man is betrayed by wine.
57) Habakkuk 2:15 – Woe to him that gives his
neighbor drink.
58) Habakkuk 2:16 – Drinking leads to shame.
59) Matthew 24:48-51 – A drinking servant is
unprepared for his Lord’s return.
60) Luke 1:15 – John the Baptist drank neither grape
juice nor wine.
61) Luke 12:45 – Christ warned against drunkenness.
62) Luke 21:34 – Drunkenness will cause a person not
to be ready for the Lord’s return.
63) Romans 13:13 – Do not walk in drunkenness or
immorality.
64) Romans 14:21 – Do not do anything that will hurt
your testimony as a believer.
65) 1 Corinthians 5:11 – If a Christian brother is a
drinker, do not associate with him.
66) 1 Corinthians 6:10 – Drunkards will not inherit the
kingdom of God
67) Galatians 5:21 – Acts of the sinful nature, such as
drunkenness, will prohibit a person from inheriting
the kingdom of God.
68) Ephesians 5:18 – In contrast to being drunk with
wine, the believer is to be filled with the Spirit.
69) 1 Thessalonians 5:6-7 – Christians are to be alert
and self-controlled, belonging to the day. Drunkards
belong to the night and darkness.
70) 1 Timothy 3:2-3 – Bishops (elders) are to be
temperate, sober, and not near any wine.
71) 1 Timothy 3:8 – Deacons are to be worthy of
respect and not drinkers.
72) 1 Timothy 3:11 – Deacons’ wives are to be
temperate and sober.
73) Titus 1:7-8 – An overseer is to be disciplined.
74) Titus 2:2-3 – The older men and older women of
the church are to be temperate and not addicted to
wine.
75) 1 Peter 4:3-4 – The past life of drunkenness and
carousing has no place in the Christian’s life.

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