9 Bible Verses about Drunkeness

Proverbs 20:1 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.

Genesis 9:21 ESV / 17 helpful votes

He drank of the wine and became drunk and lay uncovered in his tent.

Romans 14:21 ESV / 11 helpful votes

It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble.

Proverbs 23:21 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.

Habakkuk 2:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“Moreover, wine is a traitor, an arrogant man who is never at rest. His greed is as wide as Sheol; like death he has never enough. He gathers for himself all nations and collects as his own all peoples.”

Ecclesiastes 9:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.

Joel 3:18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“And in that day the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the streambeds of Judah shall flow with water; and a fountain shall come forth from the house of the Lord and water the Valley of Shittim.

Proverbs 23:1-35 ESV / 6 helpful votes

When you sit down to eat with a ruler, observe carefully what is before you, and put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite. Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food. Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven. ...

1 Timothy 5:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

(No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.)

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