For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,
For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.
that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.
Then Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him entered the ark because of the water of the flood.
Then 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 did not tell him anything at all until the morning light.
When he had brought him down, behold, they were spread over all the land, eating and drinking and dancing because of all the great spoil that they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from the land of Judah.
Therefore in that day the Lord God of hosts called you to weeping, to wailing, To shaving the head and to wearing sackcloth.
Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy.
Do you put off the day of calamity, And would you bring near the seat of violence?
And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.”’
But if that slave says in his heart, ‘My master will be a long time in coming,’ and begins to beat the slaves, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk;
But they all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of land and I need to go out and look at it; please consider me excused.’
And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man:
“ Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap;
Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy.
But this I say, brethren, the time has been shortened, so that from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none;