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Theasaurus: Intemperance

6 Bible Verses about Intemperance

Most Relevant Verses

Proverbs 23:19-21

Thou, my son, hear and be wise, and direct thy heart in the way. Be not among winebibbers, among riotous eaters of flesh. For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty; and drowsiness clotheth with rags.

Romans 1:26-27

For this reason God gave them up to vile lusts; for both their females changed the natural use into that contrary to nature; and in like manner the males also, leaving the natural use of the female, were inflamed in their lust towards one another; males with males working shame, and receiving in themselves the recompense of their error which was fit.

Numbers 11:20

but for a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it become loathsome unto you; because that ye have despised Jehovah who is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?

1 Samuel 25:36-38

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 drunken to excess; so she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light. And it came to pass in the morning, when the wine was gone out of Nabal, that his wife told him these things; and his heart died within him, and he became as a stone. And it came to pass in about ten days that Jehovah smote Nabal, and he died.

From Thematic Bible


Intemperance » Examples of » Excess, general references to

2 Peter 2:13

receiving the reward of unrighteousness; accounting ephemeral indulgence pleasure; spots and blemishes, rioting in their own deceits, feasting with you;

Galatians 5:21

envyings, murders, drunkennesses, revels, and things like these; as to which I tell you beforehand, even as I also have said before, that they who do such things shall not inherit God's kingdom.

Daniel 5:1

Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his nobles, and drank wine before the thousand.

Intemperance » Examples of » Drunkards, general references to

Proverbs 26:9

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

Isaiah 28:3

The crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim shall be trodden under feet;

Joel 1:5

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.

Nahum 1:10

Though they be tangled together as thorns, and be as drenched from their drink, they shall be devoured as dry stubble, completely.

Intemperance » 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, and have drunk it.

Luke 12:45

But if that bondman should say in his heart, My lord delays to come, and begin to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and to drink and to be drunken,

1 Corinthians 11:21

For each one in eating takes his own supper before others, and one is hungry and another drinks to excess.

Intemperance » 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 drunken to excess; so she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.

Intemperance » Examples of » Uriah

2 Samuel 11:13

And David invited him, and he ate and drank before him; and he made him drunk. And in the evening he went out to lie on his couch with the servants of his lord, but did not go down to his house.

Intemperance » Examples of » benhadad

1 Kings 20:16

And they went out at noon; and Ben-Hadad drank himself drunk in the tents, he and the kings, the thirty-two kings that helped him.

Intemperance » Examples of » Watchmen of israel

Isaiah 56:12

Come, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to-morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.

Intemperance » Examples of » Elah

1 Kings 16:9

And his servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired against him; and he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, who was the steward of his house in Tirzah;

Intemperance » Examples of » Noah

Intemperance » Examples of » Ahasuerus

Esther 1:10

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

Intemperance » Examples of » Kings of israel

Hosea 7:5

In the day of our king, the princes made themselves sick with the heat of wine: he stretched out his hand to scorners.

Kings » Specially warned against » Intemperance

Proverbs 31:4-5

It is not for kings, Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, nor for rulers to say, Where is the strong drink? lest they drink And forget the law, And pervert the judgment of any of the children of affliction.