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Theasaurus: Temperance

4 Bible Verses about Temperance

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Patience » Should be accompanied by » Temperance

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » In eating

Luke 12:22

And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on.

Proverbs 23:1-2

When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, Consider diligently him that is before thee; And put a knife to thy throat, If thou be a man given to appetite.

1 Corinthians 10:25

Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, eat, asking no question for conscience'sake,

Psalm 141:4

Incline not my heart to any evil thing, To practise deeds of wickedness With men that work iniquity: And let me not eat of their dainties.

Temperance » Pr 23; isa 5; 28; da 1 » General references to

Proverbs 23:1-2

When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, Consider diligently him that is before thee; And put a knife to thy throat, If thou be a man given to appetite.

Proverbs 25:16

Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, Lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

Acts 24:25

And as he reasoned of righteousness, and self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was terrified, and answered, Go thy way for this time; and when I have a convenient season, I will call thee unto me.

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » Excess, general references to

2 Peter 2:13

suffering wrong as the hire of wrong-doing; men that count it pleasure to revel in the day-time, spots and blemishes, revelling in their deceivings while they feast with you;

Galatians 5:21

envyings, drunkenness, revellings, and such like; of which I forewarn you, even as I did forewarn you, that they who practise such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Daniel 5:1

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

Temperance » In relation to food in relation to speech » Appetites to be restrained

1 Corinthians 9:27

but I buffet my body, and bring it into bondage: lest by any means, after that I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.

Luke 12:22

And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on.

Proverbs 23:1-2

When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, Consider diligently him that is before thee; And put a knife to thy throat, If thou be a man given to appetite.

More verses: Proverbs 25:16

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » General references to

Proverbs 26:9

As a thorn that goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, So is a parable in the mouth of fools.

Isaiah 28:3

The crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim shall be trodden under foot:

Joel 1:5

Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and wail, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the sweet wine; for it is cut off from your mouth.

Nahum 1:10

For entangled like thorns, and drunken as with their drink, they are consumed utterly as dry stubble.

Temperance » Total abstinence » Law from the nazarites

Numbers 6:3

he shall separate himself from wine and strong drink; he shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any juice of grapes, nor eat fresh grapes or dried.

Deuteronomy 29:6

Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink; that ye may know that I am Jehovah your God.

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » Other examples

Joel 3:3

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

Luke 12:45

But if that servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin 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 taketh before other his own supper; and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

Temperance » Total abstinence » Daniel's temperance principles

Daniel 1:8

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king's dainties, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

Daniel 10:3

I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine into my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.

Temperance » Total abstinence » Brotherly love demands

1 Corinthians 8:13

Wherefore, if meat causeth my brother to stumble, I will eat no flesh for evermore, that I cause not my brother to stumble.

Temperance » In speech self-control, duty of » Over the lusts of the flesh

1 Corinthians 6:12

All things are lawful for me; but not all things are expedient. All things are lawful for me; but I will not be brought under the power of any.

Temperance » In speech self-control, duty of » Over the spirit

Temperance » Those that are temperate

2 Peter 1:1-11

Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained a like precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God and the'saviour Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that his divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us by his own glory and virtue; read more.
whereby he hath granted unto us his precious and exceeding great promises; that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in that world by lust. Yea, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply virtue; and in your virtue knowledge; and in your knowledge self-control; and in your'self-control patience; and in your patience godliness; and in your godliness brotherly kindness; and in your brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor unfruitful unto the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he that lacketh these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins. Wherefore, brethren, give the more diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never stumble: for thus shall be richly supplied unto you the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Temperance » Those that are not temperate

2 Peter 1:1-9

Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained a like precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God and the'saviour Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that his divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us by his own glory and virtue; read more.
whereby he hath granted unto us his precious and exceeding great promises; that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in that world by lust. Yea, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply virtue; and in your virtue knowledge; and in your knowledge self-control; and in your'self-control patience; and in your patience godliness; and in your godliness brotherly kindness; and in your brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor unfruitful unto the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he that lacketh these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins.

Temperance » Who is temperate

1 Corinthians 9:24-25

Know ye not that they that run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? Even so run; that ye may attain. And every man that striveth in the games exerciseth self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

Temperance » Total abstinence » Encouraged upon the priests

Leviticus 10:9

Drink no wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tent of meeting, that ye die not: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:

Temperance » Total abstinence » The wise man's injunction

Proverbs 23:31

Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, When it sparkleth in the cup, When it goeth down smoothly:

Temperance » Drunkards 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 drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.

Temperance » Drunkards 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 even he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but went not down to his house.

Temperance » Drunkards 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.

Temperance » Total abstinence » The law of the rechabites

Jeremiah 35:6

But they said, We will drink no wine; for Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no wine, neither ye, nor your sons, for ever:

Temperance » Total abstinence » Rule for kings

Proverbs 31:4

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

Temperance » In speech self-control, duty of » A cardinal virtue

2 Peter 1:5-7

Yea, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply virtue; and in your virtue knowledge; and in your knowledge self-control; and in your'self-control patience; and in your patience godliness; and in your godliness brotherly kindness; and in your brotherly kindness love.

Temperance » Drunkards 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 to-morrow shall be as this day, a day great beyond measure.

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » Elah

1 Kings 16:9

And 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:

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » Noah

Temperance » Drunkards 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 ministered in the presence of Ahasuerus the king,

Temperance » Who should be temperate

Titus 2:1-2

But speak thou the things which befit the sound doctrine: that aged men be temperate, grave, sober-minded, sound in faith, in love, in patience:

Temperance » In speech self-control, duty of » Over the life

Acts 24:25

And as he reasoned of righteousness, and self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was terrified, and answered, Go thy way for this time; and when I have a convenient season, I will call thee unto me.

Temperance » Drunkards 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 stretched out his hand with scoffers.

Temperance » Total abstinence » John the baptist a total abstainer

Temperance » In speech self-control, duty of » Over the tongue