Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Bible References

Not given to wine

1 Timothy 3:8
Deacons, likewise, should be worthy of respect, not hypocritical, not drinking a lot of wine, not greedy for money,
Leviticus 10:9
“You and your sons are not to drink wine or beer when you enter the tent of meeting, or else you will die; this is a permanent statute throughout your generations.
Isaiah 5:11
Woe to those who rise early in the morning
in pursuit of beer,
who linger into the evening,
inflamed by wine.
Isaiah 28:1
Woe to the majestic crown of Ephraim’s drunkards,
and to the fading flower of its beautiful splendor,
which is on the summit above the rich valley.
Woe to those overcome with wine.
Isaiah 56:12
“Come, let me get some wine,
let’s guzzle some beer;
and tomorrow will be like today,
only far better!”


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Ezekiel 44:21
No priest may drink wine before he enters the inner court.
Micah 2:11
If a man of wind comes
and invents lies:
“I will preach to you about wine and beer,”
he would be just the preacher for this people!
Matthew 24:45
“Who then is a faithful and sensible slave, whom his master has put in charge of his household, to give them food at the proper time?
Luke 12:42
The Lord said: “Who then is the faithful and sensible manager his master will put in charge of his household servants to give them their allotted food at the proper time?
Luke 21:34
“Be on your guard, so that your minds are not dulled from carousing, drunkenness, and worries of life, or that day will come on you unexpectedly
Ephesians 5:18
And don’t get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless actions, but be filled by the Spirit:
Titus 1:7
For an overseer, as God’s administrator, must be blameless, not arrogant, not hot-tempered, not addicted to wine, not a bully, not greedy for money,
Titus 2:3
In the same way, older women are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not addicted to much wine. They are to teach what is good,

Not greedy

Proverbs 1:19
Such are the paths of all who make profit dishonestly;
it takes the lives of those who receive it.
Proverbs 15:27
The one who profits dishonestly troubles his household,
but the one who hates bribes will live.
Isaiah 56:11
These dogs have fierce appetites;
they never have enough.
And they are shepherds
who have no discernment;
all of them turn to their own way,
every last one for his own gain.
Jude 1:11
Woe to them! For they have traveled in the way of Cain, have abandoned themselves to the error of Balaam for profit, and have perished in Korah’s rebellion.

Filthy

1 Timothy 3:8
Deacons, likewise, should be worthy of respect, not hypocritical, not drinking a lot of wine, not greedy for money,
1 Samuel 8:3
However, his sons did not walk in his ways—they turned toward dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.
Titus 1:7
For an overseer, as God’s administrator, must be blameless, not arrogant, not hot-tempered, not addicted to wine, not a bully, not greedy for money,
1 Peter 5:2
Shepherd God’s flock among you, not overseeing out of compulsion but freely, according to God’s will; not for the money but eagerly;

Patient

1 Timothy 6:11
But you, man of God, run from these things,
and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith,
love, endurance, and gentleness.
Ecclesiastes 7:8
The end of a matter is better than its beginning;
a patient spirit is better than a proud spirit.
1 Thessalonians 5:14
And we exhort you, brothers: warn those who are irresponsible, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
2 Timothy 2:24
The Lord’s slave must not quarrel, but must be gentle to everyone, able to teach, and patient,
Revelation 1:9
I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation, kingdom, and endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of God’s word and the testimony about Jesus.

Not covetous

1 Samuel 2:15
Even before the fat was burned, the priest’s servant would come and say to the man who was sacrificing, “Give the priest some meat to roast, because he won’t accept boiled meat from you—only raw.”
2 Kings 5:20
Gehazi, the attendant of Elisha the man of God, thought: My master has let this Aramean Naaman off lightly by not accepting from him what he brought. As the Lord lives, I will run after him and get something from him.
Jeremiah 6:13
For from the least to the greatest of them,
everyone is making profit dishonestly.
From prophet to priest,
everyone deals falsely.
Jeremiah 8:10
Therefore, I will give their wives to other men,
their fields to new occupants,
for from the least to the greatest,
everyone is making profit dishonestly.
From prophet to priest,
everyone deals falsely.
Micah 3:5
This is what the Lord says
concerning the prophets
who lead my people astray,
who proclaim peace
when they have food to sink their teeth into
but declare war against the one
who puts nothing in their mouths.
Malachi 1:10
“I wish one of you would shut the temple doors, so you would no longer kindle a useless fire on My altar! I am not pleased with you,” says the Lord of Hosts, “and I will accept no offering from your hands.
Matthew 21:13
And He said to them, “It is written, My house will be called a house of prayer. But you are making it a den of thieves!”
John 10:12
The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and doesn’t own the sheep, leaves them and runs away when he sees a wolf coming. The wolf then snatches and scatters them.
John 12:5
“Why wasn’t this fragrant oil sold for 300 denarii and given to the poor?”
Acts 8:18
When Simon saw that the Holy Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money,
Acts 20:33
I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing.
Romans 16:18
for such people do not serve our Lord Christ but their own appetites. They deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting with smooth talk and flattering words.
2 Peter 2:3
They will exploit you in their greed with deceptive words. Their condemnation, pronounced long ago, is not idle, and their destruction does not sleep.
Revelation 18:11
The merchants of the earth will also weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their merchandise any longer—

General references

1 Timothy 5:23
Don’t continue drinking only water, but use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.

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