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Galatians 5:21

Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of which I tell you beforehand, as I have also told you in time past, that they who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Jeremiah 25:27

Therefore you shall say unto them, Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Drink, and be drunken, and vomit, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.

Habakkuk 2:15

Woe unto him that gives his neighbor drink, that presses your wineskin to him, and makes him drunk also, that you may look on his nakedness!

1 Thessalonians 5:7

For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that are drunk are drunk in the night.

Acts 2:15

For these are not drunken, as you 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

Who has woe? who has sorrow? who has contentions? who has babbling? who has wounds without cause? who has redness of eyes?

Isaiah 51:21

Therefore hear now this, you 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 for princes strong drink:

Proverbs 31:6

Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.

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 man also having drunk old wine immediately desires 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 does set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but you have 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 by 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 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 in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is fully mixed; and he pours out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall drain them down, and drink them.

Isaiah 51:17

Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, who have drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; you have drunk the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.

Ezekiel 23:31-34

You have walked in the way of your sister; therefore will I give her cup into your hand. Thus says the Lord GOD; You shall drink of your sister's cup deep and large: you shall be laughed to scorn and had in derision; it contains much. You shall be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup of horror and desolation, with the cup of your sister Samaria. read more.
You shall even drink it and drain it out, and you shall break its sherds, and tear your own breasts: for I have spoken it, says the Lord GOD.

Drunkenness » Drunks

Isaiah 5:11-12

Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflames them! And the harp, and the lyre, the timbrel, and flute, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands.

Proverbs 23:20-21

Be not among winebibbers; among gluttonous eaters of meat: For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

1 Thessalonians 5:7

For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that are drunk are drunk in the night.

Proverbs 26:9

As a thorn goes up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

More verses: Isaiah 28:7

Drunkenness » Not being drunk

Proverbs 23:31

Look not you upon the wine when it is red, when it gives its color in the cup, when it moves itself aright.

Drunkenness » What alcohol does

Proverbs 23:31-32

Look not you upon the wine when it is red, when it gives its color in the cup, when it moves itself aright. 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 by 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 if that servant says in his heart, My lord delays his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidservants, and to eat and drink, and to be drunk;

1 Corinthians 11:21

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

Drunkenness » Excludes from heaven

Galatians 5:21

Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of which I tell you beforehand, as I have also told you in time past, that they 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 keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such a one no not to 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 for princes strong drink: Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the justice of any of the afflicted. Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. read more.
Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

1 Timothy 3:1-11

This is a true saying, If a man desires the office of a bishop, he desires a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, not violent, not greedy of money; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; read more.
One that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all respect; (For if a man knows not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them who are outside; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of dishonest gain; Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be tested; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. Even so must their wives be serious, 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 obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.

Joel 1:5-6

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

Drunkenness » Denunciations against » Those given to

Isaiah 28:1-3

Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which is on the head of the rich valleys of them that are overcome with wine! Behold, the Lord has a mighty and strong one, which like a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, like a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with his hand. The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under foot:

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Corinthians

1 Corinthians 11:21

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

Drunkenness » Leads to » Woe and sorrow

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who has woe? who has sorrow? who has contentions? who has babbling? who has wounds without cause? who has redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Strife

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who has woe? who has sorrow? who has contentions? who has babbling? who has wounds without cause? who has redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Elah

1 Kings 16:9-10

And his servant 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 struck him down, and killed him, in the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned in his place.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:36

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

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Uriah

2 Samuel 11:13

And when David had called him, he did eat and drink before him; and he made him drunk: and at evening he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but went not down to his house.

Drunkenness » Examples of » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:36

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

Drunkenness » Examples of » Uriah

2 Samuel 11:13

And when David had called him, he did eat and drink before him; and he made him drunk: and at evening he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but went not down to his house.

Drunkenness » Is a work of the flesh

Galatians 5:21

Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of which I tell you beforehand, as I have also told you in time past, that they 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 Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty and two kings that helped him.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » benhadad

1 Kings 20:16

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

Drunkenness » Folly of yielding to

Drunkenness » Those who encourage

Habakkuk 2:15

Woe unto him that gives his neighbor drink, that presses your wineskin to him, and makes him drunk also, that you may look on his nakedness!

Drunkenness » Examples of » Watchmen of israel

Isaiah 56:12

Come you, they say, I will bring wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.

Drunkenness » Examples of » Elah

1 Kings 16:9

And his servant 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 you, they say, I will bring wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.

Drunkenness » The wicked addicted to

Daniel 5:1-4

Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand. Belshazzar, while he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his lords, his wives, and his concubines, might drink from them. Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem; and the king, and his lords, his wives, and his concubines, drank from them. read more.
They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of bronze, 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, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven chamberlains 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 observed her mouth. Now Hannah spoke in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunk. And Eli said unto her, How long will you be drunk? put away your wine from you. 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. Count not your handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I been speaking.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Contempt of God's works

Isaiah 5:12

And the harp, and the lyre, the timbrel, and flute, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation 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 by 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. But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, You men of Judea, and all you that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: For these are not drunken, as you 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 bronze, 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, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven chamberlains that served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king, To bring Vashti the queen before the king with the crown royal, to show the people and the princes her beauty: for she was fair to look upon.

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 bottles of wine; he stretched out his hand with scoffers.

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

1 Kings 20:16

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

Drunkenness » Instances of » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:36

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

Drunkenness » Instances of » Uriah

2 Samuel 11:13

And when David had called him, he did eat and drink before him; and he made him drunk: and at evening he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but went not down to his house.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Scorning

Hosea 7:5

In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with bottles of wine; he stretched out his hand with scoffers.

Drunkenness » Falsely accused of » Jesus

Matthew 11:19

The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Belshazzar

Daniel 5:1-6

Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand. Belshazzar, while he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his lords, his wives, and his concubines, might drink from them. Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem; and the king, and his lords, his wives, and his concubines, drank from them. read more.
They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of bronze, of iron, of wood, and of stone. In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote opposite the lampstand upon the plaster of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote. Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his hips were loosened, and his knees struck one against another.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Elah

1 Kings 16:9

And his servant 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 knew 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 you, they say, I will bring wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.

Happiness of the The Wicked » Is derived from » Drunkenness

Isaiah 56:12

Come you, they say, I will bring wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.

Strife » Excited by » Drunkenness

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who has woe? who has sorrow? who has contentions? who has babbling? who has wounds without cause? who has redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.