Most Relevant Verses
wine that makes man’s heart glad—
making his face shine with oil—
and bread that sustains man’s heart.
Let him drink so that he can forget his poverty
and remember his trouble no more.
Give beer to one who is dying
and wine to one whose life is bitter.
You may spend the money on anything you want: cattle, sheep, wine, beer, or anything you desire. You are to feast there in the presence of the Lord your God and rejoice with your family.
Don’t continue drinking only water, but use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.
“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.
Wine is a mocker, beer is a brawler,
and whoever staggers because of them is not wise.
You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot share in the Lord’s table and the table of demons.
For he will be great in the sight of the Lord
and will never drink wine or beer.
He will be filled with the Holy Spirit
while still in his mother’s womb.
Woe to him who gives his neighbors drink,
pouring out your wrath
and even making them drunk,
in order to look at their nakedness!
And don’t get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless actions, but be filled by the Spirit:
He said to me, ‘You will conceive and give birth to a son. Therefore, do not drink wine or beer, and do not eat anything unclean, because the boy will be a Nazirite to God from birth until the day of his death.’”
Don’t you have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you look down on the church of God and embarrass those who have nothing? What should I say to you? Should I praise you? I do not praise you for this!
If you died with the Messiah to the elemental forces of this world, why do you live as if you still belonged to the world? Why do you submit to regulations: “Don’t handle, don’t taste, don’t touch”?
But I tell you, from this moment I will not drink of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it in a new way in My Father’s kingdom with you.”
Then he said to them, “Go and eat what is rich, drink what is sweet, and send portions to those who have nothing prepared, since today is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, because the joy of the Lord is your stronghold.”