100 Bible Verses about Drunkenness

Proverbs 20:1 ESV / 148 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:18 ESV / 135 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 90 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 / 80 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.

Romans 13:13 ESV / 75 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.

Galatians 5:21 ESV / 73 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.

Proverbs 23:29-35 ESV / 64 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. ...

Isaiah 5:11 ESV / 61 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!

1 Timothy 5:23 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 5:22 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

Romans 14:21 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Genesis 9:21 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 28:7 ESV / 41 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.

Proverbs 23:21 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 6:10 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Psalm 104:14-15 ESV / 34 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.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 33 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, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Matthew 24:49 ESV / 33 helpful votes

And begins to beat his fellow servants and eats and drinks with drunkards,

Hosea 4:11 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:20 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat,

1 Peter 4:3 ESV / 31 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.

Proverbs 23:31 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:20-21 ESV / 31 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.

Luke 1:15 ESV / 30 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.

Matthew 11:19 ESV / 29 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.”

1 Timothy 3:8 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 5:11 ESV / 28 helpful votes

But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one.

Proverbs 31:4 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:7 ESV / 27 helpful votes

For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night.

Isaiah 19:14 ESV / 27 helpful votes

The Lord has mingled within her a spirit of confusion, and they will make Egypt stagger in all its deeds, as a drunken man staggers in his vomit.

Ecclesiastes 9:7 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:3 ESV / 26 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,

Habakkuk 2:15 ESV / 26 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!

Hebrews 10:26 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

Jeremiah 25:27 ESV / 25 helpful votes

“Then you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Drink, be drunk and vomit, fall and rise no more, because of the sword that I am sending among you.’

Luke 12:45 ESV / 24 helpful votes

But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk,

Titus 2:11-12 ESV / 23 helpful votes

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

Proverbs 21:17 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 24:9 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 10:9 ESV / 22 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.

Titus 1:7 ESV / 21 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 / 21 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 28:8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For all tables are full of filthy vomit, with no space left.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Acts 2:13 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Joel 3:3 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And have cast lots for my people, and have traded a boy for a prostitute, and have sold a girl for wine and have drunk it.

Isaiah 28:7-8 ESV / 19 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 5:11-12 ESV / 19 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.

Proverbs 23:32 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Amos 6:6 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Who drink wine in bowls and anoint themselves with the finest oils, but are not grieved over the ruin of Joseph!

Joel 1:5 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Awake, you drunkards, and weep, and wail, all you drinkers of wine, because of the sweet wine, for it is cut off from your mouth.

Ezekiel 23:33 ESV / 18 helpful votes

You will be filled with drunkenness and sorrow. A cup of horror and desolation, the cup of your sister Samaria;

Isaiah 28:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Ah, the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim, and the fading flower of its glorious beauty, which is on the head of the rich valley of those overcome with wine!

Psalm 104:15 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Psalm 75:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup with foaming wine, well mixed, and he pours out from it, and all the wicked of the earth shall drain it down to the dregs.

1 Peter 2:11 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

1 Corinthians 8:9 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

John 2:10 ESV / 17 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.”

Micah 2:11 ESV / 17 helpful votes

If a man should go about and utter wind and lies, saying, “I will preach to you of wine and strong drink,” he would be the preacher for this people!

Isaiah 55:1 ESV / 17 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.

Proverbs 31:6-7 ESV / 17 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.

Proverbs 31:6 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:4-7 ESV / 17 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.

Proverbs 23:29 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes?

Isaiah 63:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

I trampled down the peoples in my anger; I made them drunk in my wrath, and I poured out their lifeblood on the earth.”

Proverbs 31:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.

2 Samuel 11:13 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And David invited him, and he ate in his presence and drank, so that he made him drunk. And in the evening he went out to lie on his couch with the servants of his lord, but he did not go down to his house.

1 Samuel 25:36 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And Abigail came to Nabal, and behold, he was holding a feast in his house, like the feast of a king. And Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunk. So she told him nothing at all until the morning light.

Numbers 6:3 ESV / 16 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 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;

1 Thessalonians 5:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Amos 2:12 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Amos 2:8 ESV / 15 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.

Isaiah 5:12 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 23:33 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Your eyes will see strange things, and your heart utter perverse things.

1 Kings 20:16 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And they went out at noon, while Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the booths, he and the thirty-two kings who helped him.

Deuteronomy 21:20 ESV / 15 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 19:33 ESV / 15 helpful votes

So they made their father drink wine that night. And the firstborn went in and lay with her father. He did not know when she lay down or when she arose.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Romans 14:15-21 ESV / 14 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. ...

Acts 2:15 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day.

Hosea 7:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

On the day of our king, the princes became sick with the heat of wine; he stretched out his hand with mockers.

Isaiah 56:12 ESV / 14 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 Samuel 1:15 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But Hannah answered, “No, my lord, I am a woman troubled in spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before the Lord.

1 Timothy 3:2-3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.

1 Corinthians 10:23-24 ESV / 13 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.

Habakkuk 2:15-17 ESV / 13 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! You will have your fill of shame instead of glory. Drink, yourself, and show your uncircumcision! The cup in the Lord's right hand will come around to you, and utter shame will come upon your glory! The violence done to Lebanon will overwhelm you, as will the destruction of the beasts that terrified them, for the blood of man and violence to the earth, to cities and all who dwell in them.

Hosea 7:14 ESV / 13 helpful votes

They do not cry to me from the heart, but they wail upon their beds; for grain and wine they gash themselves; they rebel against me.

Isaiah 28:3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim will be trodden underfoot;

Proverbs 23:35 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“They struck me,” you will say, “but I was not hurt; they beat me, but I did not feel it. When shall I awake? I must have another drink.”

John 2:1-11 ESV / 12 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.” ...

Habakkuk 2:16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

You will have your fill of shame instead of glory. Drink, yourself, and show your uncircumcision! The cup in the Lord's right hand will come around to you, and utter shame will come upon your glory!

Nahum 1:10 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For they are like entangled thorns, like drunkards as they drink; they are consumed like stubble fully dried.

Ezekiel 23:31-34 ESV / 12 helpful votes

You have gone the way of your sister; therefore I will give her cup into your hand. Thus says the Lord God: “You shall drink your sister's cup that is deep and large; you shall be laughed at and held in derision, for it contains much; you will be filled with drunkenness and sorrow. A cup of horror and desolation, the cup of your sister Samaria; you shall drink it and drain it out, and gnaw its shards, and tear your breasts; for I have spoken, declares the Lord God.

Lamentations 3:15 ESV / 12 helpful votes

He has filled me with bitterness; he has sated me with wormwood.

Judges 13:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Habakkuk 2:15-16 ESV / 11 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! You will have your fill of shame instead of glory. Drink, yourself, and show your uncircumcision! The cup in the Lord's right hand will come around to you, and utter shame will come upon your glory!

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