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Not given to wine

1 Timothy 3:8
Deacons likewise must be dignified, not two-faced, not given to excessive drinking, not greedy for gain,
Leviticus 10:9
"Do not drink wine or strong drink, you and your sons with you, when you enter into the Meeting Tent, so that you do not die, which is a perpetual statute throughout your generations,
Isaiah 5:11
Those who get up early to drink beer are as good as dead, those who keep drinking long after dark until they are intoxicated with wine.
Isaiah 28:1
The splendid crown of Ephraim's drunkards is doomed, the withering flower, its beautiful splendor, situated at the head of a rich valley, the crown of those overcome with wine.
Isaiah 56:12
Each one says, 'Come on, I'll get some wine! Let's guzzle some beer! Tomorrow will be just like today! We'll have everything we want!'
Ezekiel 44:21
No priest may drink wine when he enters the inner court.
Micah 2:11
If a lying windbag should come and say, 'I'll promise you blessings of wine and beer,' he would be just the right preacher for these people!
Matthew 24:45
"Who then is the faithful and wise slave, whom the master has put in charge of his household, to give the other slaves their food at the proper time?
Luke 12:42
The Lord replied, "Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his household servants, to give them their allowance of food at the proper time?
Luke 21:34
"But be on your guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day close down upon you suddenly like a trap.
Ephesians 5:18
And do not get drunk with wine, which is debauchery, but be filled by the Spirit,
Titus 1:7
For the overseer must be blameless as one entrusted with God's work, not arrogant, not prone to anger, not a drunkard, not violent, not greedy for gain.
Titus 2:3
Older women likewise are to exhibit behavior fitting for those who are holy, not slandering, not slaves to excessive drinking, but teaching what is good.

Not greedy

Proverbs 1:19
Such are the ways of all who gain profit unjustly; it takes away the life of those who obtain it!
Proverbs 15:27
The one who is greedy for gain troubles his household, but whoever hates bribes will live.
Isaiah 56:11
The dogs have big appetites; they are never full. They are shepherds who have no understanding; they all go their own way, each one looking for monetary gain.
Jude 1:11
Woe to them! For they have traveled down Cain's path, and because of greed have abandoned themselves to Balaam's error; hence, they will certainly perish in Korah's rebellion.

Filthy

1 Timothy 3:8
Deacons likewise must be dignified, not two-faced, not given to excessive drinking, not greedy for gain,
1 Samuel 8:3
But his sons did not follow his ways. Instead, they made money dishonestly, accepted bribes, and perverted justice.
Titus 1:7
For the overseer must be blameless as one entrusted with God's work, not arrogant, not prone to anger, not a drunkard, not violent, not greedy for gain.
1 Peter 5:2
Give a shepherd's care to God's flock among you, exercising oversight not merely as a duty but willingly under God's direction, not for shameful profit but eagerly.

Patient

1 Timothy 6:11
But you, as a person dedicated to God, keep away from all that. Instead pursue righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, love, endurance, and gentleness.
Ecclesiastes 7:8
The end of a matter is better than its beginning; likewise, patience is better than pride.
1 Thessalonians 5:14
And we urge you, brothers and sisters, admonish the undisciplined, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient toward all.
2 Timothy 2:24
And the Lord's slave must not engage in heated disputes but be kind toward all, an apt teacher, patient,
Revelation 1:9
I, John, your brother and the one who shares with you in the persecution, kingdom, and endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony about Jesus.

Not covetous

1 Samuel 2:15
Even before they burned the fat, the priest's attendant would come and say to the person who was making the sacrifice, "Hand over some meat for the priest to roast! He won't take boiled meat from you, but only raw."
2 Kings 5:20
Gehazi, the prophet Elisha's servant, thought, "Look, my master did not accept what this Syrian Naaman offered him. As certainly as the Lord lives, I will run after him and accept something from him."
Jeremiah 6:13
"That is because, from the least important to the most important of them, all of them are greedy for dishonest gain. Prophets and priests alike, all of them practice deceit.
Jeremiah 8:10
So I will give their wives to other men and their fields to new owners. For from the least important to the most important of them, all of them are greedy for dishonest gain. Prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit.
Micah 3:5
This is what the Lord says: "The prophets who mislead my people are as good as dead. If someone gives them enough to eat, they offer an oracle of peace. But if someone does not give them food, they are ready to declare war on him.
Malachi 1:10
"I wish that one of you would close the temple doors, so that you no longer would light useless fires on my altar. I am not pleased with you," says the Lord who rules over all, "and I will no longer accept an offering from you.
Matthew 21:13
And he said to them, "It is written, 'My house will be called a house of prayer,' but you are turning it into a den of robbers!"
John 10:12
The hired hand, who is not a shepherd and does not own sheep, sees the wolf coming and abandons the sheep and runs away. So the wolf attacks the sheep and scatters them.
John 12:5
"Why wasn't this oil sold for three hundred silver coins and the money given to the poor?"
Acts 8:18
Now Simon, when he saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, offered them money,
Acts 20:33
I have desired no one's silver or gold or clothing.
Romans 16:18
For these are the kind who do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By their smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of the naive.
2 Peter 2:3
And in their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation pronounced long ago is not sitting idly by; their destruction is not asleep.
Revelation 18:11
Then the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn for her because no one buys their cargo any longer --

General references

1 Timothy 5:23
(Stop drinking just water, but use a little wine for your digestion and your frequent illnesses.)

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