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The Bible and Alcohol

There are many Biblical verses Bible verses concerning the drinking of Alcohol.  There are many scripture verse warnings dealing with the dangers of alcohol and the excessive drinking of liquor.


Genesis 9:20-27 A ”man of distinction” and the tragic consequences of his drunkenness.
Genesis 19:30-38 Drinking results in Lot’s debauchery of his own daughters.
Leviticus 10:8-11 The Lord commanded Aaron and his sons not to drink either wine or strong drink while rendering service for God.
Numbers 6:3 The vow of the Nazarite excluded drinking wine and strong drink.
Deuteronomy 21:20 "Drinking is one of the attributes of a stubborn, rebellious, and disobedient son."
Judges 13:4, 7, 14 Samson’s mother was expressly commanded by the angel of the Lord not to drink wine or strong drink.
I Samuel 25: 36-38 "Nabal, an evil, drinking man was smitten by the Lord."
II Samuel 11:13 "By the use of strong drink, David led Uriah into a fatal trap."
II Samuel 13:28-29 "Amnon, on a drinking spree, was murdered by the servants of his brother, Absalom."
I Kings 16:8-10 "While Elah, King of Israel, was ”drinking himself drunk,” one of his captains, who had conspired against him, killed him."
I Kings 20:13-21 "While Ben-hadad, King of Syria, and thirty-two other kings were drinking themselves drunk in their pavilions, a small band of Israelites fell upon the Syrians and put them to flight."
Esther 1:5-22 "After a week’s feasting and drinking King Ahasuerus drunkenly tried to subject Vashti, his queen, to the beastly gaze of the inebriated people and princes."
Proverbs 20:1 No wise person will allow himself to be deceived by wine which is a mocker or by strong drink which is raging.
Proverbs 21:17 Drinking leads to poverty.
Proverbs 23:20-21 Winebibbers in poverty.
Proverbs 23:29-30 "Strong drink produces sorrow, woes, contentions, babbling, wounds without cause and redness of eyes."
Proverbs 23:31-35 Look not – drink not.
Proverbs 31:4-5 Officials with the responsibility of human life on their hands should not imbibe.
Ecclesiastes 2:3 "The writer of Ecclesiastes tried strong drink but in the end admitted that this too was vanity. (Eccl. 2:11, 12:8)"
Ecclesiastes 10:17 That nation is blessed whose leaders eat for strength and refrain from drunkenness.
Isaiah 5:11-12 Woe is pronounced on those who give themselves to strong drink.
Isaiah 5:22 Further woe is pronounced upon the drunkards.
Isaiah 22:13-14 Drinking often goes with carnal living and is classified as iniquity.
Isaiah 28:1, 3 A woe is pronounced upon the drunkards of Ephraim who shall be trodden under foot.
Isaiah 28:7 Prophets and priests become incapable of spiritual leadership because of their drinking. (Ezekial 44:21)
Isaiah 56:12 Drinking accompanies foolish optimism and the sinner’s vain hope that his sins will not find him out.
Jeremiah 35:5-8, 14, 19 Rechabites who steadfastly held to total abstinence assured of God’s continued blessings.
Daniel 1:5, 8, 16, 20 Daniel who refused to drink the king’s wine was especially blessed by the Lord.
Daniel 5:1-4 A tragic example of a king who drank and who led his people to do likewise: desecrating the sacred; turning to idolatry.
Hosea 4:11 Strong drink and immorality go hand in hand.
Hosea 7:5 The king by his drinking was not only made sick but became scornful.
Joel 3:3 Young women were sold for the price of a drink.
Amos 4:1 "Dissolute women, oppressors of the poor, call for their drink."
Amos 6:3-6 "The evil, idle rich who were given to imbibing wine were not concerned about the affliction of the poor."
Habakkuk. 2:5 Arrogance is inflamed by drink.
Habakkuk 2:15-16 It is wrong to lead another to drink. Drink leads to shame and humiliation.
Matthew 24:48-51 Drinking is not consistent with alertness. (Luke 12:45-46)
Luke 1:15 Greatness of John the Baptist linked with his total abstinence.
Luke 21:34 Drinking prevents men from being prepared for the judgment day.
Romans 13:13 "All are admonished to walk honestly, not in rioting and drunkenness."
Romans 14:21 Christians are admonished not to drink lest a brother be caused to stumble.
I Corinthians 5:11 Christians forbidden to keep company with drunkards.
I Corinthians 6:10 No drunkard shall inherit the Kingdom of God.
I Corinthians 11:21 The Lord’s Supper no time for drunkenness.
Galatians 5:21 Drunkenness prevents men from inheriting the Kingdom of God.
Ephesians 5:18 Christians commanded not to be drunk with wine but to be filled with the Spirit.
I Timothy 3:3, 8 Church leaders should not be ”given to wine.”



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Matthew Chapter 24:45-48
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
46 Blessed [is] that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;






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