100 Bible Verses about Drinking Wine

Ephesians 5:18 ESV / 219 helpful votes

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,

1 Timothy 5:23 ESV / 207 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 20:1 ESV / 185 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 9:7 ESV / 174 helpful votes

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

Romans 14:21 ESV / 133 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:29-35 ESV / 133 helpful votes

Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? Those who tarry long over wine; those who go to try mixed wine. Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly. In the end it bites like a serpent and stings like an adder. Your eyes will see strange things, and your heart utter perverse things. ...

Proverbs 31:6 ESV / 102 helpful votes

Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress;

Isaiah 5:11 ESV / 100 helpful votes

Woe to those who rise early in the morning, that they may run after strong drink, who tarry late into the evening as wine inflames them!

Isaiah 5:22 ESV / 99 helpful votes

Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine, and valiant men in mixing strong drink,

John 2:1-11 ESV / 90 helpful votes

On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” ...

1 Timothy 3:8 ESV / 88 helpful votes

Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain.

Psalm 104:14-15 ESV / 88 helpful votes

You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth and wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man's heart.

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 75 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Luke 21:34 ESV / 72 helpful votes

“But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.

Isaiah 28:7 ESV / 71 helpful votes

These also reel with wine and stagger with strong drink; the priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, they are swallowed by wine, they stagger with strong drink, they reel in vision, they stumble in giving judgment.

Numbers 6:3 ESV / 64 helpful votes

He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink. He shall drink no vinegar made from wine or strong drink and shall not drink any juice of grapes or eat grapes, fresh or dried.

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 63 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Proverbs 23:31 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly.

Genesis 9:20 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Noah began to be a man of the soil, and he planted a vineyard.

1 Corinthians 6:12 ESV / 56 helpful votes

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything.

Proverbs 23:20-21 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.

Proverbs 31:4 ESV / 53 helpful votes

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to take strong drink,

Leviticus 10:9 ESV / 53 helpful votes

“Drink no wine or strong drink, you or your sons with you, when you go into the tent of meeting, lest you die. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations.

Romans 13:13 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy.

Titus 2:3 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good,

1 Peter 4:3 ESV / 48 helpful votes

For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry.

Hosea 4:11 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Whoredom, wine, and new wine, which take away the understanding.

Proverbs 31:4-7 ESV / 46 helpful votes

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to take strong drink, lest they drink and forget what has been decreed and pervert the rights of all the afflicted. Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress; let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.

Luke 1:15 ESV / 44 helpful votes

For he will be great before the Lord. And he must not drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.

Mark 14:25 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

Titus 1:7 ESV / 43 helpful votes

For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain,

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 41 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Proverbs 21:17 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.

Judges 13:7 ESV / 41 helpful votes

But he said to me, ‘Behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. So then drink no wine or strong drink, and eat nothing unclean, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death.’”

Leviticus 10:8-10 ESV / 39 helpful votes

And the Lord spoke to Aaron, saying, “Drink no wine or strong drink, you or your sons with you, when you go into the tent of meeting, lest you die. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations. You are to distinguish between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean,

Judges 13:4 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Therefore be careful and drink no wine or strong drink, and eat nothing unclean,

Proverbs 31:4-5 ESV / 36 helpful votes

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to take strong drink, lest they drink and forget what has been decreed and pervert the rights of all the afflicted.

1 Corinthians 6:10 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Matthew 26:29 ESV / 31 helpful votes

I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.”

Habakkuk 2:15 ESV / 31 helpful votes

“Woe to him who makes his neighbors drink— you pour out your wrath and make them drunk, in order to gaze at their nakedness!

Isaiah 28:7-8 ESV / 31 helpful votes

These also reel with wine and stagger with strong drink; the priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, they are swallowed by wine, they stagger with strong drink, they reel in vision, they stumble in giving judgment. For all tables are full of filthy vomit, with no space left.

Isaiah 25:6 ESV / 30 helpful votes

On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.

1 Timothy 3:3 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.

Proverbs 23:29-30 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? Those who tarry long over wine; those who go to try mixed wine.

1 Corinthians 8:9 ESV / 28 helpful votes

But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.

Proverbs 31:6-7 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress; let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.

1 Corinthians 3:17 ESV / 27 helpful votes

If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.

Isaiah 24:9 ESV / 26 helpful votes

No more do they drink wine with singing; strong drink is bitter to those who drink it.

Psalm 104:15 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man's heart.

Genesis 9:21 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Amos 9:14 ESV / 25 helpful votes

I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit.

Nehemiah 8:10 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Deuteronomy 14:26 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And spend the money for whatever you desire—oxen or sheep or wine or strong drink, whatever your appetite craves. And you shall eat there before the Lord your God and rejoice, you and your household.

Galatians 5:21 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Luke 7:34 ESV / 24 helpful votes

The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’

Matthew 11:18-19 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds.”

Proverbs 23:32 ESV / 24 helpful votes

In the end it bites like a serpent and stings like an adder.

Isaiah 55:1 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

Numbers 6:20 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And the priest shall wave them for a wave offering before the Lord. They are a holy portion for the priest, together with the breast that is waved and the thigh that is contributed. And after that the Nazirite may drink wine.

Matthew 11:19 ESV / 22 helpful votes

The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds.”

Isaiah 65:8 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “As the new wine is found in the cluster, and they say, ‘Do not destroy it, for there is a blessing in it,’ so I will do for my servants' sake, and not destroy them all.

Isaiah 29:9 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Astonish yourselves and be astonished; blind yourselves and be blind! Be drunk, but not with wine; stagger, but not with strong drink!

Judges 13:14 ESV / 21 helpful votes

She may not eat of anything that comes from the vine, neither let her drink wine or strong drink, or eat any unclean thing. All that I commanded her let her observe.”

John 2:10 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.”

Matthew 26:26-30 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.” And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Amos 2:8 ESV / 19 helpful votes

They lay themselves down beside every altar on garments taken in pledge, and in the house of their God they drink the wine of those who have been fined.

Proverbs 23:29-32 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? Those who tarry long over wine; those who go to try mixed wine. Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly. In the end it bites like a serpent and stings like an adder.

Luke 7:33 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’

Isaiah 5:11-12 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Woe to those who rise early in the morning, that they may run after strong drink, who tarry late into the evening as wine inflames them! They have lyre and harp, tambourine and flute and wine at their feasts, but they do not regard the deeds of the Lord, or see the work of his hands.

Ecclesiastes 10:19 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Bread is made for laughter, and wine gladdens life, and money answers everything.

Deuteronomy 21:20 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And they shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.’

Genesis 27:28 ESV / 18 helpful votes

May God give you of the dew of heaven and of the fatness of the earth and plenty of grain and wine.

Acts 2:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”

John 2:1-10 ESV / 17 helpful votes

On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” ...

Joel 3:18 ESV / 17 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.

Daniel 1:5 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The king assigned them a daily portion of the food that the king ate, and of the wine that he drank. They were to be educated for three years, and at the end of that time they were to stand before the king.

Ezekiel 44:21 ESV / 17 helpful votes

No priest shall drink wine when he enters the inner court.

Jeremiah 35:14 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The command that Jonadab the son of Rechab gave to his sons, to drink no wine, has been kept, and they drink none to this day, for they have obeyed their father's command. I have spoken to you persistently, but you have not listened to me.

Deuteronomy 7:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

He will love you, bless you, and multiply you. He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your wine and your oil, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock, in the land that he swore to your fathers to give you.

Genesis 14:18 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. (He was priest of God Most High.)

John 3:16-17 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Daniel 1:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king's food, or with the wine that he drank. Therefore he asked the chief of the eunuchs to allow him not to defile himself.

1 Peter 4:3-4 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you;

Philippians 4:5 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand;

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Matthew 24:48-51 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’ and begins to beat his fellow servants and eats and drinks with drunkards, the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know and will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Daniel 10:3 ESV / 15 helpful votes

I ate no delicacies, no meat or wine entered my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, for the full three weeks.

1 Corinthians 10:23-24 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.

John 2:1-25 ESV / 14 helpful votes

On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” ...

Luke 7:33-34 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’

Matthew 9:17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Neither is new wine put into old wineskins. If it is, the skins burst and the wine is spilled and the skins are destroyed. But new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.”

Judges 9:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But the vine said to them, ‘Shall I leave my wine that cheers God and men and go hold sway over the trees?’

1 Corinthians 7:1-3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband.

Isaiah 56:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“Come,” they say, “let me get wine; let us fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow will be like this day, great beyond measure.”

1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,

Romans 14:15-21 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For if your brother is grieved by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. By what you eat, do not destroy the one for whom Christ died. So do not let what you regard as good be spoken of as evil. For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men. So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. ...

Romans 13:13-14 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

John 2:3-11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. ...

Amos 2:12 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“But you made the Nazirites drink wine, and commanded the prophets, saying, ‘You shall not prophesy.’

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