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Theasaurus: Drunkenness

33 Bible Verses about Drunkenness

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Galatians 5:21

envy, murder, drunkenness, wild partying, and things like that. I am telling you now, as I have told you in the past, that people who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Jeremiah 25:27

"You are to say to them, "This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel, says: "Drink, get drunk, and vomit! Fall down and don't get up because of the sword I'm sending among you."'

1 Thessalonians 5:7

For people who go to sleep, go to sleep at night; and people who get drunk, get drunk at night.

Acts 2:15

"Men of Judea and everyone living in Jerusalem! You must understand something, so pay close attention to my words. These men are not drunk as you suppose, for it's only nine o'clock in the morning.

1 Corinthians 6:10

thieves, greedy people, drunks, slanderers, and robbers will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Proverbs 23:29

Who has woe? Who has grief? Who has contention? Who has complaints? Who has wounds without cause? Who has bloodshot eyes?

Isaiah 51:21

Now listen to this, you afflicted one, made drunk, but not with wine:

Proverbs 31:4

It is not for kings, Lemuel Not for kings to drink wine or for rulers to desire liquor.

1 Samuel 1:15

"No, sir!" Hannah replied. "I'm a deeply troubled woman. I've drunk neither wine nor beer. I've been pouring out my soul in the LORD's presence.

Genesis 19:36

That's how both of Lot's daughters became pregnant by their father.

Luke 5:39

No one who has been drinking old wine wants new wine, because he says, "The old wine is good enough!'"

Genesis 9:24

When Noah sobered up and learned what his youngest son had done to him,

John 2:10

and told him, "Everyone serves the best wine first, and the cheap kind when people are drunk. But you have kept the best wine until now!"

Isaiah 28:7

These people also stagger from wine and reel from strong drink. Priests and prophets stagger from strong drink; they're drunk from wine; they reel from strong drink, waver when seeing visions, and stumble when rendering decisions.

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Drunkenness » Figurative

Psalm 73:10

Therefore God's people return there and drink it all in like water until they're satiated.

Isaiah 28:8

For all the tables are covered in vomit and filth, with no clean space left.

Psalm 75:8

For there is a cup in the hand of the LORD, foaming with well-mixed wine that he will pour out, leaving only the dregs, from which all the wicked of the earth will drink.

Isaiah 51:17

"Awake, Awake! Stand up, Jerusalem, you who have drunk from the LORD's hand from the cup that is his anger. You have drunk to the dregs the cup that makes you stagger, and have drained it.

Ezekiel 23:31-34

You took the path of your sister, so I'll place her cup in your hand.' "This is what the Lord GOD says: "You'll drink from your sister's cup, which is both large and deep. You'll become a laughing stock and an object of derision, since the cup is so full! You'll be filled with drunkenness and grief. The cup that belongs to your sister Samaria is filled with horror and devastation, read more.
but you'll drink from it and drain it completely. As for the vessel, you'll break it to pieces and you'll tear at your breasts, for I've spoken,' declares the Lord GOD.

Drunkenness » Drunks

Isaiah 5:11-12

"How terrible it will be for those who rise at dawn in order to grab a stiff drink, for those who stay up late at night as wine inflames them! They have the lyre and harp, the tambourine and flute, as well as wine at their festivals, but they don't respect what the LORD is doing, nor do they consider his actions.

Proverbs 23:20-21

Don't associate with heavy drinkers or dine with gluttons, because drunks and gluttons tend to become poor, and drowsiness will clothe them in rags.

1 Thessalonians 5:7

For people who go to sleep, go to sleep at night; and people who get drunk, get drunk at night.

Proverbs 26:9

A thorn in the hand of a drunkard that's what a proverb quoted by a fool is.

More verses: Isaiah 28:7

Drunkenness » Not being drunk

Proverbs 23:31

Don't stare into red wine, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly.

Drunkenness » What alcohol does

Proverbs 23:31-32

Don't stare into red wine, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly. Eventually it will bite like a snake and sting like a serpent.

Isaiah 28:7

These people also stagger from wine and reel from strong drink. Priests and prophets stagger from strong drink; they're drunk from wine; they reel from strong drink, waver when seeing visions, and stumble when rendering decisions.

Hosea 4:11

"Sexual immorality, wine, and fresh wine seduce the heart of my people.

Drunkenness » Examples of » Other examples

Joel 3:3

They cast lots for my people they sold a young boy in exchange for a prostitute, and a girl for wine, so they could drink."

Luke 12:45

But if that servant says to himself, "My master is taking a long time to come back,' and begins to beat the other servants and to eat, drink, and get drunk,

1 Corinthians 11:21

For as you eat, each of you rushes to eat his own supper, and one person goes hungry while another gets drunk.

Drunkenness » Excludes from heaven

Galatians 5:21

envy, murder, drunkenness, wild partying, and things like that. I am telling you now, as I have told you in the past, that people who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 6:10

thieves, greedy people, drunks, slanderers, and robbers will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Drunkenness » Avoid those given to

1 Corinthians 5:11

But now I am writing to you to stop associating with any so-called brother if he is sexually immoral, greedy, an idolater, a slanderer, a drunk, or a robber. You must even stop eating with someone like that.

Drunkenness » Who should not drink

Proverbs 31:4-7

It is not for kings, Lemuel Not for kings to drink wine or for rulers to desire liquor. Otherwise, they may drink and forget what has been ordained, perverting justice for all the oppressed. Give liquor to someone who is perishing, and wine to someone who is deeply depressed. read more.
Let him drink, forget his poverty, and remember his troubles no more.

1 Timothy 3:1-11

This is a trustworthy saying: The one who would an elder be, a noble task desires he. Therefore, an elder must be blameless, the husband of one wife, stable, sensible, respectable, hospitable to strangers, and teachable. He must not drink excessively or be a violent person, but instead be gentle. He must not be argumentative or love money. read more.
He must manage his own family well and have children who are submissive and respectful in every way. For if a man does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church? He must not be a recent convert, so that he won't become arrogant and fall into the Devil's condemnation. He must be well thought of by outsiders, so he doesn't fall into disgrace and the trap set for him by the Devil. Ministers, too, must be serious. They must not be two-faced, addicted to wine, or greedy for money. They must hold firmly to the secret of the faith with clear consciences. But they must first be tested. Then, if they prove to be blameless, they may become ministers. Their wives must also be serious. They must not be gossips, but instead be stable and trustworthy in everything.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Poverty

Drunkenness » Punishment of

Deuteronomy 21:20

Then they are to declare to the elders of their city: "Our son is stubborn and rebellious. He does not obey us. He lives wildly and is a drunkard.'

Joel 1:5-6

"Wake up, you drunkards! Cry aloud and howl, you wine drinkers, because your supply of new wine has been snatched from you. Indeed, a nation has invaded my land it is strong and its population is too large to count with teeth like a lion and fangs like a lioness.

Drunkenness » Denunciations against » Those given to

Isaiah 28:1-3

How terrible it will be for that arrogant garland the drunks of Ephraim! How terrible it will be for that fading flower of his glorious beauty, which sits on the heads of people bloated with food, of people overcome with wine! Look! The LORD has one who is mighty and strong, like a hailstorm and destructive tempest, like a storm of mighty, overflowing water and he will give rest to the land. With hands and feet, that proud garland those drunks of Ephraim will be trampled.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Corinthians

1 Corinthians 11:21

For as you eat, each of you rushes to eat his own supper, and one person goes hungry while another gets drunk.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Woe and sorrow

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who has woe? Who has grief? Who has contention? Who has complaints? Who has wounds without cause? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over their wine, who consume mixed drinks.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Strife

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who has woe? Who has grief? Who has contention? Who has complaints? Who has wounds without cause? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over their wine, who consume mixed drinks.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Elah

1 Kings 16:9-10

But his servant Zimri, who commanded half of his chariot forces, conspired against Elah while he was drinking himself drunk in the home of Arza, who managed the household at Tirzah. Zimri went inside, attacked him, and killed him in the twenty-seventh year of the reign of King Asa of Judah, and then became king in Elah's place.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:36

Abigail returned to Nabal, and he was there in his house holding a festival like the festival of a king. Nabal's heart was glad, and he was very drunk, so she didn't tell him anything at all until morning.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Uriah

2 Samuel 11:13

Then at David's invitation, he and Uriah dined and drank wine together, and David got him drunk. Later that evening, Uriah went out to lie on a couch in the company of his lord's servants, and he did not go down to his house.

Drunkenness » Examples of » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:36

Abigail returned to Nabal, and he was there in his house holding a festival like the festival of a king. Nabal's heart was glad, and he was very drunk, so she didn't tell him anything at all until morning.

Drunkenness » Examples of » Uriah

2 Samuel 11:13

Then at David's invitation, he and Uriah dined and drank wine together, and David got him drunk. Later that evening, Uriah went out to lie on a couch in the company of his lord's servants, and he did not go down to his house.

Drunkenness » Is a work of the flesh

Galatians 5:21

envy, murder, drunkenness, wild partying, and things like that. I am telling you now, as I have told you in the past, that people who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Drunkenness » Forbidden

Drunkenness » Examples of » benhadad

1 Kings 20:16

They attacked at noon, just as Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the battle pavilions, along with the 32 kings who had joined him.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » benhadad

1 Kings 20:16

They attacked at noon, just as Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the battle pavilions, along with the 32 kings who had joined him.

Drunkenness » Folly of yielding to

Drunkenness » Those who encourage

Drunkenness » Examples of » Watchmen of israel

Isaiah 56:12

""Come!' they say, "let's have some wine, and let's fill ourselves with strong drink! Then, tomorrow will be like today, or even much better!'"

Drunkenness » Examples of » Elah

1 Kings 16:9

But his servant Zimri, who commanded half of his chariot forces, conspired against Elah while he was drinking himself drunk in the home of Arza, who managed 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!' they say, "let's have some wine, and let's fill ourselves with strong drink! Then, tomorrow will be like today, or even much better!'"

Drunkenness » The wicked addicted to

Daniel 5:1-4

King Belshazzar put on a great festival for a thousand of his officials. He joined all one thousand of them in getting drunk. Under the influence of wine, Belshazzar ordered that the gold and silver vessels his grandfather Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the Temple in Jerusalem be brought in so the king, his officials, his wives, and his mistresses could drink from them. As ordered, they brought in the gold vessels that had been taken from the sanctuary of God's Temple in Jerusalem, and the king, his officials, his wives, and mistresses drank from them. read more.
As they drank the wine, they praised gods of gold, silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone.

Drunkenness » Examples of » Ahasuerus

Esther 1:10

A week later, when the king was under the influence of all that wine, he ordered Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven eunuchs who served King Ahasuerus,

Drunkenness » Falsely accused of » Hannah

1 Samuel 1:12-16

As she continued to pray in the LORD's presence, Eli was watching her mouth. Hannah was praying inwardly. Her lips were quivering, and her voice could not be heard. So Eli thought she was drunk. Eli told her, "How long will you stay drunk? Put away your wine!" read more.
"No, sir!" Hannah replied. "I'm a deeply troubled woman. I've drunk neither wine nor beer. I've been pouring out my soul in the LORD's presence. Don't consider your maid servant a worthless woman. Rather, all this time I've been speaking because I'm very anxious and distressed."

Drunkenness » Leads to » Contempt of God's works

Isaiah 5:12

They have the lyre and harp, the tambourine and flute, as well as wine at their festivals, but they don't respect what the LORD is doing, nor do they consider his actions.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Error

Isaiah 28:7

These people also stagger from wine and reel from strong drink. Priests and prophets stagger from strong drink; they're drunk from wine; they reel from strong drink, waver when seeing visions, and stumble when rendering decisions.

Drunkenness » Is inflaming

Drunkenness » Is debasing

Isaiah 28:8

For all the tables are covered in vomit and filth, with no clean space left.

Drunkenness » Falsely accused of » Apostles

Acts 2:13-15

But others kept saying in derision, "They're drunk on sweet wine!" Then Peter stood up among the eleven apostles and raised his voice to address them: "Men of Judea and everyone living in Jerusalem! You must understand something, so pay close attention to my words. These men are not drunk as you suppose, for it's only nine o'clock in the morning.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:4

As they drank the wine, they praised gods of gold, silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Ahasuerus

Esther 1:10-11

A week later, when the king was under the influence of all that wine, he ordered Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven eunuchs who served King Ahasuerus, to bring Queen Vashti to the king, wearing the royal crown to display her beauty to the people and the officials, since she was lovely to look at.

Drunkenness » Overcharges the heart

Drunkenness » Takes away the heart

Hosea 4:11

"Sexual immorality, wine, and fresh wine seduce the heart of my people.

Drunkenness » Caution against

Drunkenness » Examples of » Kings of israel

Hosea 7:5

"On the king's festival day the princes got drunk from wine, so the king joined the mockers.

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

1 Kings 20:16

They attacked at noon, just as Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the battle pavilions, along with the 32 kings who had joined him.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:36

Abigail returned to Nabal, and he was there in his house holding a festival like the festival of a king. Nabal's heart was glad, and he was very drunk, so she didn't tell him anything at all until morning.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Uriah

2 Samuel 11:13

Then at David's invitation, he and Uriah dined and drank wine together, and David got him drunk. Later that evening, Uriah went out to lie on a couch in the company of his lord's servants, and he did not go down to his house.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Scorning

Hosea 7:5

"On the king's festival day the princes got drunk from wine, so the king joined the mockers.

Drunkenness » Falsely accused of » Jesus

Matthew 11:19

The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, "Look, a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Absolved from every act of sin, is wisdom by her kith and kin."

Drunkenness » Instances of » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:1-6

King Belshazzar put on a great festival for a thousand of his officials. He joined all one thousand of them in getting drunk. Under the influence of wine, Belshazzar ordered that the gold and silver vessels his grandfather Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the Temple in Jerusalem be brought in so the king, his officials, his wives, and his mistresses could drink from them. As ordered, they brought in the gold vessels that had been taken from the sanctuary of God's Temple in Jerusalem, and the king, his officials, his wives, and mistresses drank from them. read more.
As they drank the wine, they praised gods of gold, silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone. At that moment, humanlike fingers of a hand appeared near the lamp stand of the royal palace and wrote on the plaster of the wall. While the king watched the back of the hand as it was writing, his facial expression changed. Utterly frightened, he lost control of his own bowels and his knees knocked together.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Elah

1 Kings 16:9

But his servant Zimri, who commanded half of his chariot forces, conspired against Elah while he was drinking himself drunk in the home of Arza, who managed the household at Tirzah.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Lot

Genesis 19:33

So they had their father drink wine that night, and the older one had sexual relations with her father, but he was not aware 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!' they say, "let's have some wine, and let's fill ourselves with strong drink! Then, tomorrow will be like today, or even much better!'"

Happiness of the The Wicked » Is derived from » Drunkenness

Isaiah 56:12

""Come!' they say, "let's have some wine, and let's fill ourselves with strong drink! Then, tomorrow will be like today, or even much better!'"

Strife » Excited by » Drunkenness

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who has woe? Who has grief? Who has contention? Who has complaints? Who has wounds without cause? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over their wine, who consume mixed drinks.

Topics on Drunkenness

Accused Of Drunkenness

5;21;20

Then they are to declare to the elders of their city: "Our son is stubborn and rebellious. He does not obey us. He lives wildly and is a drunkard.'

Drunkenness, Examples Of

1;9;21

He drank some of the wine, got drunk, and lay down naked right in the middle of his tent.

Drunkenness, Figurative Of

23;49;26

"I'll make those who mistreat you eat their own flesh, and they will get drunk on their own blood, as with new wine. "Then all mankind will know that I am the LORD your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob."

Drunkenness, Results

20;21;17

Pleasure lovers become poor; loving wine and oil doesn't bring riches.

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