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Theasaurus: Drunkenness

33 Bible Verses about Drunkenness

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Galatians 5:21

envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like; which I denounce, as I have also told you in time past that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Jeremiah 25:27

Therefore thou shalt say unto them, Thus hath the LORD of the hosts, the God of Israel said; Drink and be drunken, and vomit and fall, and ye shall not rise in the presence of the sword which I send among you.

1 Thessalonians 5:7

For those that sleep in the night, and those that are drunken are drunken in the night.

Acts 2:15

for these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.

1 Corinthians 6:10

nor thieves nor covetous nor drunkards nor revilers nor extortioners shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Proverbs 23:29

For who shall be the woe? for who shall be the woe? for who contention? for who quarrels? for who the wounds without cause? who shall have redness of eyes?

Isaiah 51:21

Therefore now hear this, thou afflicted and drunken, but not with wine:

Proverbs 31:4

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor is beer for princes

1 Samuel 1:15

And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink but have poured out my soul before the LORD.

Genesis 19:36

Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

Genesis 9:22

And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father and told his two brethren outside.

Luke 5:39

No one also having drunk of the old straightway desires the new, for he says, The old is better.

Genesis 9:24

And Noah awoke from his wine and knew what his younger son had done unto him.

John 2:10

and said unto him, Every man at the beginning sets forth the good wine, and when they are well satisfied, then that which is worse; but thou hast kept the good wine until now.

Isaiah 28:7

But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink; they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

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Drunkenness » Figurative

Psalm 73:10

Therefore his people shall return here; and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.

Isaiah 28:8

For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.

Psalm 75:8

For the cup is in the hand of the LORD, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he pours out of the same; yea, the dregs thereof, shall wring out and swallow up all the wicked of the earth.

Isaiah 51:17

Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling and wrung them out.

Ezekiel 23:31-34

Thou hast walked in the way of thy sister; therefore I will put her cup into thine hand. Thus hath the Lord GOD said: Thou shalt drink of thy sister's cup deep and large; the Gentiles shall laugh thee to scorn and hold thee in derision; it contains much. Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and with pain because of the cup of astonishment and desolation, because of the cup of thy sister Samaria. read more.
Thou shalt even drink it and finish it, and thou shalt break its shards and pluck off thine own breasts: for I have spoken it, said the Lord GOD.

Drunkenness » Drunks

Isaiah 5:11-12

Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning that they may continue their drunkenness; that continue until night until wine inflames them! And the harp and the viol, the tambourine and flutes and wine are in their feasts; but they do not regard the work of the LORD, nor consider the work of his hands.

Proverbs 23:20-21

Do not be among those who are drunk with wine; nor among gluttonous eaters of food; for the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty, and drowsiness shall cause them to wear rags.

1 Thessalonians 5:7

For those that sleep in the night, and those that are drunken are drunken in the night.

Proverbs 26:9

As thorns sunk into the hand of one who is drunk, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

More verses: Isaiah 28:7

Drunkenness » Not being drunk

Proverbs 23:31

Do not look upon the wine when it is red, when it gives its colour in the cup, it goes down smoothly.

Drunkenness » What alcohol does

Proverbs 23:31-32

Do not look upon the wine when it is red, when it gives its colour in the cup, it goes down smoothly. At the last it bites like a serpent and stings like an adder.

Isaiah 28:7

But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink; they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

Drunkenness » Examples of » Other examples

Joel 3:3

And they have cast lots for my people and have given a boy for a harlot and sold a girl for wine that they might drink.

Luke 12:45

But and if that slave shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming, and shall begin to beat the menslaves and maids and to eat and drink and to be drunken,

1 Corinthians 11:21

For in eating, each one takes his own supper first: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

Drunkenness » Excludes from heaven

Galatians 5:21

envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like; which I denounce, as I have also told you in time past that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 6:10

nor thieves nor covetous nor drunkards nor revilers nor extortioners shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Drunkenness » Avoid those given to

1 Corinthians 5:11

But now I have written unto you not to associate with anyone calling himself a brother if he is a fornicator or covetous or an idolater or a railer or a drunkard or an extortioner; with such a one do not even eat.

Drunkenness » Who should not drink

Proverbs 31:4-7

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor is beer for princes lest they drink and forget the law and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. Give beer unto him that is ready to perish and wine unto those that have heavy hearts. read more.
They drink and forget their need and remember their misery no more.

1 Timothy 3:1-11

The Word is faithful, If anyone desires the office of a bishop, , he desires a difficult ministry. It is expedient, therefore, that the bishop be blameless, the husband of only one wife, vigilant, temperate, of worldly affections mortified, given to hospitality, apt to teach; not given to wine, not hurtful, not greedy of dishonest gain, but gentle, not contentious, not covetous; read more.
one that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all integrity; (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the congregation of God?) not a novice, lest being puffed up, he fall into judgment of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of those who are outside lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. Likewise the deacons must be honest, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of dishonest gain; holding the mystery of the faith together with a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved; then let them minister, if they are blameless. The wives likewise are to be honest, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Poverty

Drunkenness » Punishment of

Deuteronomy 21:20

and they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not hear our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.

Joel 1:5-6

Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth. For a people has come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he has the molars of a great lion.

Drunkenness » Denunciations against » Those given to

Isaiah 28:1-3

Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim and to the open flower of the beauty of their glory which is upon the head of the fertile valley of those that are overcome with wine! Behold, the Lord has a mighty and strong one who as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing shall cast down to the earth with the hand. The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet:

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Corinthians

1 Corinthians 11:21

For in eating, each one takes his own supper first: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Woe and sorrow

Proverbs 23:29-30

For who shall be the woe? for who shall be the woe? for who contention? for who quarrels? for who the wounds without cause? who shall have redness of eyes? For those that tarry long at the wine; those that go to seek mixed wine.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Strife

Proverbs 23:29-30

For who shall be the woe? for who shall be the woe? for who contention? for who quarrels? for who the wounds without cause? who shall have redness of eyes? For those that tarry long at the wine; those that go to seek mixed wine.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Elah

1 Kings 16:9-10

And his slave Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired against him, as he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, steward of his house in Tirzah. And Zimri went in and smote him and killed him, in the year twenty-seven of Asa, king of Judah, and reigned in his stead.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:36

And Abigail came to Nabal, and, behold, he held a banquet in his house like the banquet of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken; therefore, she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Uriah

2 Samuel 11:13

And when David had called him, he ate and drank before him, and he made him drunk; and in the evening he went out to lie on his bed with the slaves of his lord but did not go down to his house.

Drunkenness » Examples of » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:36

And Abigail came to Nabal, and, behold, he held a banquet in his house like the banquet of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken; therefore, she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.

Drunkenness » Examples of » Uriah

2 Samuel 11:13

And when David had called him, he ate and drank before him, and he made him drunk; and in the evening he went out to lie on his bed with the slaves of his lord but did not go down to his house.

Drunkenness » Is a work of the flesh

Galatians 5:21

envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like; which I denounce, as I have also told you in time past that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Drunkenness » Forbidden

Drunkenness » Examples of » benhadad

1 Kings 20:16

And they went out at noon. But Benhadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty-two kings that helped him.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » benhadad

1 Kings 20:16

And they went out at noon. But Benhadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty-two kings that helped him.

Drunkenness » Folly of yielding to

Drunkenness » Those who encourage

Drunkenness » Examples of » Watchmen of israel

Isaiah 56:12

Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, or much more excellent.

Drunkenness » Examples of » Elah

1 Kings 16:9

And his slave Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired against him, as he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, steward of his house in Tirzah.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Noah

Drunkenness » Examples of » Noah

Drunkenness » Leads to » Rioting and wantonness

Drunkenness » False teachers often addicted to

Isaiah 56:12

Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, or much more excellent.

Drunkenness » The wicked addicted to

Daniel 5:1-4

Belshazzar the king made a great banquet to a thousand of his lords, and against the thousand he drank wine. Belshazzar, under the influence of the wine, commanded that they bring the vessels of gold and of silver which Nebuchadnezzar his father had brought from the temple of Jerusalem; that the king and his princes, his wives and his concubines, might drink with them. Then they brought the vessels of gold that they had brought from the temple of the house of God which was in Jerusalem; and the king and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank with them. read more.
They drank wine and praised the gods of gold and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

Drunkenness » Examples of » Ahasuerus

Esther 1:10

On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven eunuchs that served in the presence of Ahasuerus, the king,

Drunkenness » Falsely accused of » Hannah

1 Samuel 1:12-16

And it came to pass as she continued praying before the LORD that Eli was observing her mouth. Now Hannah spoke in her heart and only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard; therefore, Eli thought she was drunk. And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? Put away thy wine from thee. read more.
And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink but have poured out my soul before the LORD. Do not count thy handmaid for a daughter of Belial, for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief I have waited until now to speak.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Contempt of God's works

Isaiah 5:12

And the harp and the viol, the tambourine and flutes and wine are in their feasts; but they do not regard the work of the LORD, nor consider the work of his hands.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Error

Isaiah 28:7

But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink; they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

Drunkenness » Is inflaming

Drunkenness » Is debasing

Isaiah 28:8

For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.

Drunkenness » Falsely accused of » Apostles

Acts 2:13-15

Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine. Then Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea and all ye that dwell in Jerusalem, be this known unto you and hearken to my words; for these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:4

They drank wine and praised the gods of gold and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Ahasuerus

Esther 1:10-11

On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven eunuchs that served in the presence of Ahasuerus, the king, to bring Vashti, the queen, before the king with the crown of the kingdom, to show the people and the princes her beauty, for she was fair to behold.

Drunkenness » Overcharges the heart

Drunkenness » Takes away the heart

Drunkenness » Caution against

Drunkenness » Examples of » Kings of israel

Hosea 7:5

In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with a wineskin; he stretched out his hand with the scorners.

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

1 Kings 20:16

And they went out at noon. But Benhadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty-two kings that helped him.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:36

And Abigail came to Nabal, and, behold, he held a banquet in his house like the banquet of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken; therefore, she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Uriah

2 Samuel 11:13

And when David had called him, he ate and drank before him, and he made him drunk; and in the evening he went out to lie on his bed with the slaves of his lord but did not go down to his house.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Scorning

Hosea 7:5

In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with a wineskin; he stretched out his hand with the scorners.

Drunkenness » Falsely accused of » Jesus

Drunkenness » Instances of » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:1-6

Belshazzar the king made a great banquet to a thousand of his lords, and against the thousand he drank wine. Belshazzar, under the influence of the wine, commanded that they bring the vessels of gold and of silver which Nebuchadnezzar his father had brought from the temple of Jerusalem; that the king and his princes, his wives and his concubines, might drink with them. Then they brought the vessels of gold that they had brought from the temple of the house of God which was in Jerusalem; and the king and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank with them. read more.
They drank wine and praised the gods of gold and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone. In that same hour some fingers of a man's hand came forth and wrote in front of the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the palm of the hand that wrote. Then the king became pale, and his thoughts troubled him, and the girdings of his loins were unloosed, and his knees smote one against another.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Elah

1 Kings 16:9

And his slave Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired against him, as he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, steward of his house in Tirzah.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Lot

Genesis 19:33

And they made their father drink wine that night; and the firstborn went in and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Noah

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is derived from » Drunkenness

Isaiah 56:12

Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, or much more excellent.

Happiness of the The Wicked » Is derived from » Drunkenness

Isaiah 56:12

Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, or much more excellent.

Strife » Excited by » Drunkenness

Proverbs 23:29-30

For who shall be the woe? for who shall be the woe? for who contention? for who quarrels? for who the wounds without cause? who shall have redness of eyes? For those that tarry long at the wine; those that go to seek mixed wine.

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Accused Of Drunkenness

Deuteronomy 21:20

and they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not hear our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.

Drunkenness, Figurative Of

Isaiah 49:26

And I will feed those that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.