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Theasaurus: Drunkenness

33 Bible Verses about Drunkenness

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Galatians 5:21

envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

Jeremiah 25:27

You shall tell them, Thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel: Drink, and be drunk, vomit, fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.

1 Thessalonians 5:7

For those who sleep, sleep in the night, and those who are drunk are drunk in the night.

Acts 2:15

For these aren't drunken, as you suppose, seeing it is only the third hour of the day.

1 Corinthians 6:10

nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor extortioners, will inherit the Kingdom of God.

Proverbs 23:29

Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?

Isaiah 51:21

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

Proverbs 31:4

It is not for kings, Lemuel; it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes to say, 'Where is strong drink?'

1 Samuel 1:15

Hannah answered, "No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I poured out my soul before Yahweh.

Genesis 9:22

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

Luke 5:39

No man having drunk old wine immediately desires new, for he says, 'The old is better.'"

Genesis 9:24

Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his youngest son had done to him.

John 2:10

and said to him, "Everyone serves the good wine first, and when the guests have drunk freely, then that which is worse. You have kept the good wine until now!"

Isaiah 28:7

They also reel with wine, and stagger with strong drink. The priest and the prophet reel with strong drink. They are swallowed up by wine. They stagger with strong drink. They err in vision. They stumble in judgment.

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Drunkenness » Figurative

Psalm 73:10

Therefore their people return to them, and they drink up waters of abundance.

Isaiah 28:8

For all tables are completely full of filthy vomit and filthiness.

Psalm 75:8

For in the hand of Yahweh there is a cup, full of foaming wine mixed with spices. He pours it out. Indeed the wicked of the earth drink and drink it to its very dregs.

Isaiah 51:17

Awake, awake, stand up, Jerusalem, that have drunk at the hand of Yahweh the cup of his wrath; you have drunken the bowl of the cup of staggering, and drained it.

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 Yahweh: You will drink of your sister's cup, which is deep and large; you will be ridiculed and held in derision; it contains much. You shall be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup of astonishment and desolation, with the cup of your sister Samaria. read more.
You shall even drink it and drain it out, and you shall gnaw the broken pieces of it, and shall tear your breasts; for I have spoken it, says the Lord Yahweh.

Drunkenness » Drunks

Isaiah 5:11-12

Woe to those who rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; who stay late into the night, until wine inflames them! The harp, lyre, tambourine, and flute, with wine, are at their feasts; but they don't respect the work of Yahweh, neither have they considered the operation of his hands.

Proverbs 23:20-21

Don't be among ones drinking too much wine, or those who gorge themselves on meat: for the drunkard and the glutton shall become poor; and drowsiness clothes them in rags.

1 Thessalonians 5:7

For those who sleep, sleep in the night, and those who are drunk are drunk in the night.

Proverbs 26:9

Like a thornbush that goes 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

Don't look at the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly.

Drunkenness » What alcohol does

Proverbs 23:31-32

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

Isaiah 28:7

They also reel with wine, and stagger with strong drink. The priest and the prophet reel with strong drink. They are swallowed up by wine. They stagger with strong drink. They err in vision. They stumble in judgment.

Hosea 4:11

Prostitution, wine, and new wine take away understanding.

Drunkenness » Examples of » Other examples

Joel 3:3

and have cast lots for my people, and have given a boy for a prostitute, and sold a girl for wine, that they may drink.

Luke 12:45

But if that servant says in his heart, 'My lord delays his coming,' and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken,

1 Corinthians 11:21

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

Drunkenness » Excludes from heaven

Galatians 5:21

envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 6:10

nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor extortioners, will inherit the Kingdom of God.

Drunkenness » Avoid those given to

1 Corinthians 5:11

But as it is, I wrote to you not to associate with anyone who is called a brother who is a sexual sinner, or covetous, or an idolater, or a slanderer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner. Don't 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; nor for princes to say, 'Where is strong drink?' lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the justice due to anyone who is afflicted. Give strong drink to him who is ready to perish; and wine to the bitter in soul: read more.
Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

1 Timothy 3:1-11

This is a faithful saying: if a man seeks the office of an overseer, he desires a good work. The overseer therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, modest, hospitable, good at teaching; not a drinker, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; read more.
one who rules his own house well, having children in subjection with all reverence; (but if a man doesn't know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the assembly of God?) not a new convert, lest being puffed up he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. Moreover he must have good testimony from those who are outside, to avoid falling into reproach and the snare of the devil. Servants, in the same way, must be reverent, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for money; holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. Let them also first be tested; then let them serve if they are blameless. Their wives in the same way must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Poverty

Drunkenness » Punishment of

Deuteronomy 21:20

and they shall tell 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

Wake up, you drunkards, and weep! Wail, all you drinkers of wine, because of the sweet wine; for it is cut off from your mouth. For a nation has come up on my land, strong, and without number. His 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 of the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the fading flower of his glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fertile valley of those who are overcome with wine! Behold, the Lord has a mighty and strong one. Like a storm of hail, a destroying storm, and like a storm of mighty waters overflowing, he will cast them down to the earth with his hand. The crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim will be trodden under foot.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Corinthians

1 Corinthians 11:21

For in your eating each one takes his own supper first. 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 strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who stay long at the wine; those who go to seek out mixed wine.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Strife

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who stay long at the wine; those who go to seek out mixed wine.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Elah

1 Kings 16:9-10

His servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired against him. Now he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, who was over the household in Tirzah: and Zimri went in and struck him, and killed him, in the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned in his place.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:36

Abigail came to Nabal; and behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king. 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

When David had called him, he ate and drink before him; and he made him drunk. At evening, he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but didn't go down to his house.

Drunkenness » Examples of » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:36

Abigail came to Nabal; and behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king. 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

When David had called him, he ate and drink before him; and he made him drunk. At evening, he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but didn't go down to his house.

Drunkenness » Is a work of the flesh

Galatians 5:21

envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

Drunkenness » Forbidden

Drunkenness » Examples of » benhadad

1 Kings 20:16

They went out at noon. But Ben Hadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty-two kings who helped him.

Drunkenness » Exemplified » benhadad

1 Kings 20:16

They went out at noon. But Ben Hadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty-two kings who helped him.

Drunkenness » Folly of yielding to

Drunkenness » Those who encourage

Drunkenness » Examples of » Watchmen of israel

Isaiah 56:12

"Come," [say they], "I will get wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, [a day] great beyond measure."

Drunkenness » Examples of » Elah

1 Kings 16:9

His servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired against him. Now he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, who was over the household 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," [say they], "I will get wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, [a day] great beyond measure."

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 Nebuchadnezzar his father 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 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, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcass, the seven eunuchs who served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king,

Drunkenness » Falsely accused of » Hannah

1 Samuel 1:12-16

It happened, as she continued praying before Yahweh, that Eli saw her mouth. Now Hannah spoke in her heart. Only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli thought she had been drunken. Eli said to her, "How long will you be drunken? Put away your wine from you." read more.
Hannah answered, "No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I poured out my soul before Yahweh. Don't count your handmaid for a wicked woman; for I have been speaking out of the abundance of my complaint and my provocation."

Drunkenness » Leads to » Contempt of God's works

Isaiah 5:12

The harp, lyre, tambourine, and flute, with wine, are at their feasts; but they don't respect the work of Yahweh, neither have they considered the operation of his hands.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Error

Isaiah 28:7

They also reel with wine, and stagger with strong drink. The priest and the prophet reel with strong drink. They are swallowed up by wine. They stagger with strong drink. They err in vision. They stumble in judgment.

Drunkenness » Is inflaming

Drunkenness » Is debasing

Isaiah 28:8

For all tables are completely full of filthy vomit and filthiness.

Drunkenness » Falsely accused of » Apostles

Acts 2:13-15

Others, mocking, said, "They are filled with new wine." But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and spoke out to them, "You men of Judea, and all you who dwell at Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to my words. For these aren't drunken, as you suppose, seeing it is only 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, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcass, the seven eunuchs who served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king, to bring Vashti the queen before the king with the royal crown, to show the people and the princes her beauty; for she was beautiful.

Drunkenness » Overcharges the heart

Drunkenness » Takes away the heart

Hosea 4:11

Prostitution, wine, and new wine take away understanding.

Drunkenness » Caution against

Drunkenness » Examples of » Kings of israel

Hosea 7:5

On the day of our king, the princes made themselves sick with the heat of wine. He joined his hand with mockers.

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

1 Kings 20:16

They went out at noon. But Ben Hadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty-two kings who helped him.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:36

Abigail came to Nabal; and behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king. 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

When David had called him, he ate and drink before him; and he made him drunk. At evening, he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but didn't go down to his house.

Drunkenness » Leads to » Scorning

Hosea 7:5

On the day of our king, the princes made themselves sick with the heat of wine. He joined his hand with mockers.

Drunkenness » Falsely accused of » Jesus

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 Nebuchadnezzar his father 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 brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone. In the same hour came forth the fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the lampstand on 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 face was changed in him, and his thoughts troubled him; and the joints of his thighs were loosened, and his knees struck one against another.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Elah

1 Kings 16:9

His servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired against him. Now he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, who was over the household in Tirzah:

Drunkenness » Instances of » Lot

Genesis 19:33

They made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father. He didn't know when she lay down, nor when she arose.

Drunkenness » Instances of » Noah

Happiness » Of the wicked » Is derived from » Drunkenness

Isaiah 56:12

"Come," [say they], "I will get wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, [a day] great beyond measure."

Happiness of the The Wicked » Is derived from » Drunkenness

Isaiah 56:12

"Come," [say they], "I will get wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, [a day] great beyond measure."

Strife » Excited by » Drunkenness

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who stay long at the wine; those who go to seek out mixed wine.

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Accused Of Drunkenness

Deuteronomy 21:20

and they shall tell 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."

Drunkenness, Figurative Of

Isaiah 49:26

I will feed those who oppress you with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I, Yahweh, am your Savior, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob."