Most Relevant Verses
Listen, my son, and be wise, And direct your heart in the way. Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine, Or with gluttonous eaters of meat; For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe one with rags.
One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons."
For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.
More Verses on Intemperance
Then Abigail came to Nabal, and behold, he was holding a feast in his house, like the feast of a king And Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunk; so she did not tell him anything at all until the morning light. But in the morning, when the wine had gone out of Nabal, his wife told him these things, and his heart died within him so that he became as a stone. About ten days later, the LORD struck Nabal and he died.
From Thematic Bible
Intemperance » Examples of » Excess, general references to
For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable idolatries.
He who keeps the law is a discerning son, But he who is a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.
suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, as they carouse with you,
envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Intemperance » Examples of » Drunkards, general references to
Like tangled thorns, And like those who are drunken with their drink, They are consumed As stubble completely withered.
Intemperance » Examples of » Other examples
Intemperance » Examples of » Nabal
Then Abigail came to Nabal, and behold, he was holding a feast in his house, like the feast of a king And Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunk; so she did not tell him anything at all until the morning light.
Intemperance » Examples of » Uriah
Intemperance » Examples of » benhadad
Intemperance » Examples of » Watchmen of israel
Intemperance » Examples of » Elah
Intemperance » Examples of » Noah
Intemperance » Examples of » Ahasuerus
On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar and Carkas, the seven eunuchs who served in the presence of King Ahasuerus,
Intemperance » Examples of » Kings of israel
Kings » Specially warned against » Intemperance
It is not for kings, O Lemuel, It is not for kings to drink wine, Or for rulers to desire strong drink, For they will drink and forget what is decreed, And pervert the rights of all the afflicted.