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Theasaurus: Drunkenness

33 Bible Verses about Drunkenness

Most Relevant Verses

Galatians 5:21

envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar. I tell you about these things in advance—as I told you before—that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Jeremiah 25:27

“Then you are to say to them: This is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: Drink, get drunk, and vomit. Fall down and never get up again, as a result of the sword I am sending among you.

Acts 2:15

For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it’s only nine in the morning.

1 Corinthians 6:10

no thieves, greedy people, drunkards, verbally abusive people, or swindlers will inherit God’s kingdom.

Proverbs 23:29

Who has woe? Who has sorrow?
Who has conflicts? Who has complaints?
Who has wounds for no reason?
Who has red eyes?

Isaiah 51:21

So listen to this, afflicted
and drunken one—but not with wine.

Proverbs 31:4

It is not for kings, Lemuel,
it is not for kings to drink wine
or for rulers to desire beer.

1 Samuel 1:15

“No, my lord,” Hannah replied. “I am a woman with a broken heart. I haven’t had any wine or beer; I’ve been pouring out my heart before the Lord.

Luke 5:39

And no one, after drinking old wine, wants new, because he says, ‘The old is better.’”

Genesis 9:24

When Noah awoke from his drinking and learned what his youngest son had done to him,

John 2:10

and told him, “Everyone sets out the fine wine first, then, after people have drunk freely, the inferior. But you have kept the fine wine until now.”

Isaiah 28:7

These also stagger because of wine
and stumble under the influence of beer:
priest and prophet stagger because of beer,
they are confused by wine.
They stumble because of beer,
they are muddled in their visions,
they stumble in their judgments.

From Thematic Bible


Drunkenness » Figurative

Psalm 73:10

Therefore His people turn to them
and drink in their overflowing words.

Isaiah 28:8

Indeed, all their tables are covered with vomit;
there is no place without a stench.

Psalm 75:8

For there is a cup in the Lord’s hand,
full of wine blended with spices, and He pours from it.
All the wicked of the earth will drink,
draining it to the dregs.

Isaiah 51:17

Wake yourself, wake yourself up!
Stand up, Jerusalem,
you who have drunk the cup of His fury
from the hand of the Lord;
you who have drunk the goblet to the dregs—
the cup that causes people to stagger.

Ezekiel 23:31-34

You have followed the path of your sister, so I will put her cup in your hand." This is what the Lord God says: You will drink your sister's cup, which is deep and wide. You will be an object of ridicule and scorn, for it holds [so] much. You will be filled with drunkenness and grief, with a cup of devastation and desolation, the cup of your sister Samaria. read more.
You will drink it and drain [it]; then you will gnaw its broken pieces, and tear your breasts. For I have spoken. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the declaration of the Lord God .

Drunkenness » Drunks

Isaiah 5:11-12

Woe to those who rise early in the morning in pursuit of beer, who linger into the evening, inflamed by wine. At their feasts they have lyre, harp, tambourine, flute, and wine. They do not perceive the Lord's actions, and they do not see the work of His hands.

Proverbs 23:20-21

Don't associate with those who drink too much wine, or with those who gorge themselves on meat. For the drunkard and the glutton will become poor, and grogginess will clothe [them] in rags.

Proverbs 26:9

A proverb in the mouth of a fool
is like a stick with thorns,
brandished by the hand of a drunkard.

More verses: Isaiah 28:7

Drunkenness » Not being drunk

Proverbs 23:31

Don’t gaze at wine because it is red,
when it gleams in the cup
and goes down smoothly.

Drunkenness » What alcohol does

Proverbs 23:31-32

Don't gaze at wine when it is red, when it gleams in the cup and goes down smoothly. In the end it bites like a snake and stings like a viper.

Isaiah 28:7

These also stagger because of wine
and stumble under the influence of beer:
priest and prophet stagger because of beer,
they are confused by wine.
They stumble because of beer,
they are muddled in their visions,
they stumble in their judgments.

Hosea 4:11

Promiscuity, wine, and new wine
take away one’s understanding.

Drunkenness » Examples of » Other examples

Joel 3:3

They cast lots for My people;
they bartered a boy for a prostitute
and sold a girl for wine to drink.

Luke 12:45

But if that slave says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and starts to beat the male and female slaves, and to eat and drink and get drunk,

1 Corinthians 11:21

For at the meal, each one eats his own supper ahead of others. So one person is hungry while another gets drunk!

Drunkenness » Excludes from heaven

Galatians 5:21

envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar. I tell you about these things in advance—as I told you before—that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 6:10

no thieves, greedy people, drunkards, verbally abusive people, or swindlers will inherit God’s kingdom.

Drunkenness » Avoid those given to

1 Corinthians 5:11

But now I am writing you not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer who is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or verbally abusive, a drunkard or a swindler. Do not even eat with such a person.

Drunkenness » Who should not drink

Proverbs 31:4-7

It is not for kings, Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine or for rulers [to desire] beer. Otherwise, they will drink, forget what is decreed, and pervert justice for all the oppressed. Give beer to one who is dying, and wine to one whose life is bitter. read more.
Let him drink so that he can forget his poverty and remember his trouble no more.

1 Timothy 3:1-11

This saying is trustworthy: "If anyone aspires to be an overseer, he desires a noble work." An overseer, therefore, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher, not addicted to wine, not a bully but gentle, not quarrelsome, not greedy- read more.
one who manages his own household competently, having his children under control with all dignity. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of God's church?) He must not be a new convert, or he might become conceited and fall into the condemnation of the Devil. Furthermore, he must have a good reputation among outsiders, so that he does not fall into disgrace and the Devil's trap. Deacons, likewise, should be worthy of respect, not hypocritical, not drinking a lot of wine, not greedy for money, holding the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. And they must also be tested first; if they prove blameless, then they can serve as deacons. Wives, too, must be worthy of respect, not slanderers, self-controlled, faithful in everything.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Poverty

Drunkenness » Punishment of

Deuteronomy 21:20

They will say to the elders of his city, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious; he doesn’t obey us. He’s a glutton and a drunkard.’

Joel 1:5-6

Wake up, you drunkards, and weep; wail, all you wine drinkers, because of the sweet wine, for it has been taken from your mouth. For a nation has invaded My land, powerful and without number; its teeth are the teeth of a lion, and it has the fangs of a lioness.

Drunkenness » Denunciations against » Those given to

Isaiah 28:1-3

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. Look, the Lord has a strong and mighty one- like a devastating hail storm, like a storm with strong flooding waters. He will bring it across the land with [His] hand. The majestic crown of Ephraim's drunkards will be trampled underfoot.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Corinthians

1 Corinthians 11:21

For at the meal, each one eats his own supper ahead of others. So one person is hungry while another gets drunk!

Drunkenness » Leads to » Woe and sorrow

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has conflicts? Who has complaints? Who has wounds for no reason? Who has red eyes? Those who linger over wine, those who go looking for mixed wine.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Strife

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has conflicts? Who has complaints? Who has wounds for no reason? Who has red eyes? Those who linger over wine, those who go looking for mixed wine.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Elah

1 Kings 16:9-10

His servant Zimri, commander of half his chariots, conspired against him while Elah was in Tirzah drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, who was in charge of the household at Tirzah. In the twenty-seventh year of Judah's King Asa, Zimri went in, struck Elah down, and killed him. Then Zimri became king in his place.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:36

Then Abigail went to Nabal, and there he was in his house, holding a feast fit for a king. Nabal was in a good mood and very drunk, so she didn’t say anything to him until morning light.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Uriah

2 Samuel 11:13

Then David invited Uriah to eat and drink with him, and David got him drunk. He went out in the evening to lie down on his cot with his master’s servants, but he did not go home.

Drunkenness » Examples of » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:36

Then Abigail went to Nabal, and there he was in his house, holding a feast fit for a king. Nabal was in a good mood and very drunk, so she didn’t say anything to him until morning light.

Drunkenness » Examples of » Uriah

2 Samuel 11:13

Then David invited Uriah to eat and drink with him, and David got him drunk. He went out in the evening to lie down on his cot with his master’s servants, but he did not go home.

Drunkenness » Is a work of the flesh

Galatians 5:21

envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar. I tell you about these things in advance—as I told you before—that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Drunkenness » Forbidden

Drunkenness » Examples of » benhadad

1 Kings 20:16

They marched out at noon while Ben-hadad and the 32 kings who were helping him were getting drunk in the tents.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » benhadad

1 Kings 20:16

They marched out at noon while Ben-hadad and the 32 kings who were helping him were getting drunk in the tents.

Drunkenness » Folly of yielding to

Drunkenness » Those who encourage

Drunkenness » Examples of » Watchmen of israel

Isaiah 56:12

“Come, let me get some wine,
let’s guzzle some beer;
and tomorrow will be like today,
only far better!”

Drunkenness » Examples of » Elah

1 Kings 16:9

His servant Zimri, commander of half his chariots, conspired against him while Elah was in Tirzah getting drunk in the house of Arza, who was in charge of the household at Tirzah.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Noah

Drunkenness » Examples of » Noah

Drunkenness » Leads to » Rioting and wantonness

Drunkenness » False teachers often addicted to

Isaiah 56:12

“Come, let me get some wine,
let’s guzzle some beer;
and tomorrow will be like today,
only far better!”

Drunkenness » The wicked addicted to

Daniel 5:1-4

King Belshazzar held a great feast for 1,000 of his nobles and drank wine in their presence. Under the influence of the wine, Belshazzar gave orders to bring in the gold and silver vessels that his predecessor Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple in Jerusalem, so that the king and his nobles, wives, and concubines could drink from them. So they brought in the gold vessels that had been taken from the temple, the house of God in Jerusalem, and the king and his nobles, wives, and concubines drank from them. read more.
They drank the wine and praised their gods made of gold and silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone.

Drunkenness » Examples of » Ahasuerus

Esther 1:10

On the seventh day, when the king was feeling good from the wine, Ahasuerus commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar, and Carkas, the seven eunuchs who personally served him,

Drunkenness » Falsely accused of » Hannah

1 Samuel 1:12-16

While she was praying in the Lord's presence, Eli watched her lips. Hannah was speaking to herself, and although her lips were moving, her voice could not be heard. Eli thought she was drunk and scolded her, "How long are you going to be drunk? Get rid of your wine!" read more.
"No, my lord," Hannah replied. "I am a woman with a broken heart. I haven't had any wine or beer; I've been pouring out my heart before the Lord. Don't think of me as a wicked woman; I've been praying from the depth of my anguish and resentment."

Drunkenness » Leads to » Contempt of God's works

Isaiah 5:12

At their feasts they have lyre, harp,
tambourine, flute, and wine.
They do not perceive the Lord’s actions,
and they do not see the work of His hands.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Error

Isaiah 28:7

These also stagger because of wine
and stumble under the influence of beer:
priest and prophet stagger because of beer,
they are confused by wine.
They stumble because of beer,
they are muddled in their visions,
they stumble in their judgments.

Drunkenness » Is inflaming

Drunkenness » Is debasing

Isaiah 28:8

Indeed, all their tables are covered with vomit;
there is no place without a stench.

Drunkenness » Falsely accused of » Apostles

Acts 2:13-15

But some sneered and said, "They're full of new wine!" But Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice, and proclaimed to them: "Jewish men and all you residents of Jerusalem, let this be known to you and pay attention to my words. For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it's only nine in the morning.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:4

They drank the wine and praised their gods made of gold and silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Ahasuerus

Esther 1:10-11

On the seventh day, when the king was feeling good from the wine, Ahasuerus commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar, and Carkas, the seven eunuchs who personally served him, to bring Queen Vashti before him with her royal crown. [He wanted] to show off her beauty to the people and the officials, because she was very beautiful.

Drunkenness » Overcharges the heart

Drunkenness » Takes away the heart

Hosea 4:11

Promiscuity, wine, and new wine
take away one’s understanding.

Drunkenness » Caution against

Drunkenness » Examples of » Kings of israel

Hosea 7:5

On the day of our king,
the princes are sick with the heat of wine
there is a conspiracy with traitors.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Ben-hadad and his thirty-two confederate kings

1 Kings 20:16

They marched out at noon while Ben-hadad and the 32 kings who were helping him were getting drunk in the tents.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:36

Then Abigail went to Nabal, and there he was in his house, holding a feast fit for a king. Nabal was in a good mood and very drunk, so she didn’t say anything to him until morning light.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Uriah

2 Samuel 11:13

Then David invited Uriah to eat and drink with him, and David got him drunk. He went out in the evening to lie down on his cot with his master’s servants, but he did not go home.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Scorning

Hosea 7:5

On the day of our king,
the princes are sick with the heat of wine
there is a conspiracy with traitors.

Drunkenness » Falsely accused of » Jesus

Drunkenness » Instances of » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:1-6

King Belshazzar held a great feast for 1,000 of his nobles and drank wine in their presence. Under the influence of the wine, Belshazzar gave orders to bring in the gold and silver vessels that his predecessor Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple in Jerusalem, so that the king and his nobles, wives, and concubines could drink from them. So they brought in the gold vessels that had been taken from the temple, the house of God in Jerusalem, and the king and his nobles, wives, and concubines drank from them. read more.
They drank the wine and praised their gods made of gold and silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone. At that moment the fingers of a man's hand appeared and began writing on the plaster of the king's palace wall next to the lampstand. As the king watched the hand that was writing, his face turned pale, and his thoughts so terrified him that his hip joints shook and his knees knocked together.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Elah

1 Kings 16:9

His servant Zimri, commander of half his chariots, conspired against him while Elah was in Tirzah getting drunk in the house of Arza, who was in charge of the household at Tirzah.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Lot

Genesis 19:33

So they got their father to drink wine that night, and the firstborn came and slept with her father; he did not know when she lay down or when she got up.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Noah

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is derived from » Drunkenness

Isaiah 56:12

“Come, let me get some wine,
let’s guzzle some beer;
and tomorrow will be like today,
only far better!”

Happiness of the The Wicked » Is derived from » Drunkenness

Isaiah 56:12

“Come, let me get some wine,
let’s guzzle some beer;
and tomorrow will be like today,
only far better!”

Strife » Excited by » Drunkenness

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has conflicts? Who has complaints? Who has wounds for no reason? Who has red eyes? Those who linger over wine, those who go looking for mixed wine.

Topics on Drunkenness

Accused Of Drunkenness

5;21;20

They will say to the elders of his city, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious; he doesn’t obey us. He’s a glutton and a drunkard.’

Drunkenness, Examples Of

1;9;21

He drank some of the wine, became drunk, and uncovered himself inside his tent.

Drunkenness, Figurative Of

23;49;26

I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh,
and they will be drunk with their own blood
as with sweet wine.
Then all flesh will know
that I, Yahweh, am your Savior,
and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”

Drunkenness, Results

20;21;17

The one who loves pleasure will become a poor man;
whoever loves wine and oil will not get rich.

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