14 Bible Verses about Drunkeness

Proverbs 20:1 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Genesis 9:21 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Romans 14:21 ESV / 12 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 / 9 helpful votes

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

Habakkuk 2:5 ESV / 8 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.”

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.)

Ephesians 5:18-19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,

Ephesians 5:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Joel 3:18 ESV / 5 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.

Ecclesiastes 9:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:18-20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Ephesians 4:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.

Genesis 38:10-20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And what he did was wicked in the sight of the Lord, and he put him to death also. Then Judah said to Tamar his daughter-in-law, “Remain a widow in your father's house, till Shelah my son grows up”—for he feared that he would die, like his brothers. So Tamar went and remained in her father's house. In the course of time the wife of Judah, Shua's daughter, died. When Judah was comforted, he went up to Timnah to his sheepshearers, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite. And when Tamar was told, “Your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep,” she took off her widow's garments and covered herself with a veil, wrapping herself up, and sat at the entrance to Enaim, which is on the road to Timnah. For she saw that Shelah was grown up, and she had not been given to him in marriage. ...

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