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Theasaurus: Temperance

4 Bible Verses about Temperance

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Titus 2:3

that the elder women in like manner be in deportment as becoming those who have to say to sacred things, not slanderers, not enslaved to much wine, teachers of what is right;

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Patience » Should be accompanied by » Temperance

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » In eating

Luke 12:22

And he said to his disciples, For this cause I say unto you, Be not careful for life, what ye shall eat, nor for the body, what ye shall put on.

Proverbs 23:1-2

When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider well who is before thee; and put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

1 Corinthians 10:25

Everything sold in the shambles eat, making no inquiry for conscience sake.

Psalm 141:4

Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise deeds of wickedness with men that are workers of 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 well who 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 surfeited therewith, and vomit it.

Acts 24:25

And as he reasoned concerning righteousness, and temperance, and the judgment about to come, Felix, being filled with fear, answered, Go for the present, and when I get an opportunity I will send for thee;

Temperance » Drunkards 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.

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

Luke 12:22

And he said to his disciples, For this cause I say unto you, Be not careful for life, what ye shall eat, nor for the body, what ye shall put on.

Proverbs 23:1-2

When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider well who 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 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.

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, nor vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat grapes, fresh or dried.

Deuteronomy 29:6

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

Temperance » Drunkards 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.

Temperance » Total abstinence » Daniel's temperance principles

Daniel 1:8

And Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not pollute himself with the king's delicate food, nor with the wine which he drank; and he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not have to pollute 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 full weeks were fulfilled.

Temperance » Total abstinence » Brotherly love demands

1 Corinthians 8:13

Wherefore if meat be a fall-trap to my brother, I will eat no flesh for ever, that I may not be a fall-trap to my brother.

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

1 Corinthians 6:12

All things are lawful to me, but all things do not profit; all things are lawful to 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, bondman and apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have received like precious faith with us through the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. As his divine power has given to us all things which relate to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that has called us by glory and virtue, read more.
through which he has given to us the greatest and precious promises, that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. But for this very reason also, using therewith all diligence, in your faith have also virtue, in virtue knowledge, in knowledge temperance, in temperance endurance, in endurance godliness, in godliness brotherly love, in brotherly love love: for these things existing and abounding in you make you to be neither idle nor unfruitful as regards the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ; for he with whom these things are not present is blind, short-sighted, and has forgotten the purging of his former sins. Wherefore the rather, brethren, use diligence to make your calling and election sure, for doing these things ye will never fall; for thus shall the entrance into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ be richly furnished unto you.

Temperance » Those that are not temperate

2 Peter 1:1-9

Simon Peter, bondman and apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have received like precious faith with us through the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. As his divine power has given to us all things which relate to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that has called us by glory and virtue, read more.
through which he has given to us the greatest and precious promises, that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. But for this very reason also, using therewith all diligence, in your faith have also virtue, in virtue knowledge, in knowledge temperance, in temperance endurance, in endurance godliness, in godliness brotherly love, in brotherly love love: for these things existing and abounding in you make you to be neither idle nor unfruitful as regards the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ; for he with whom these things are not present is blind, short-sighted, and has forgotten the purging of his former sins.

Temperance » Who is temperate

1 Corinthians 9:24-25

Know ye not that they who run in the race-course run all, but one receives the prize? Thus run in order that ye may obtain. But every one that contends for a prize is temperate in all things: they then indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.

Temperance » Total abstinence » Encouraged upon the priests

Leviticus 10:9

Thou shalt not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, and thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tent of meeting, lest ye die it is an everlasting statute throughout your generations,

Temperance » Total abstinence » The wise man's injunction

Proverbs 23:31

Look not upon the wine when it is red, when it sparkleth in the cup, and 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 drunken to excess; so she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.

Temperance » Drunkards 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.

Temperance » Drunkards 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.

Temperance » Total abstinence » The law of the rechabites

Jeremiah 35:6

And they said, We will drink no wine; for Jonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no wine, ye nor your sons for ever;

Temperance » Total abstinence » Rule for kings

Proverbs 31:4

It is not for kings, Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, nor for rulers to say, Where is the strong drink?

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

2 Peter 1:5-7

But for this very reason also, using therewith all diligence, in your faith have also virtue, in virtue knowledge, in knowledge temperance, in temperance endurance, in endurance godliness, in godliness brotherly love, in brotherly love love:

Temperance » Drunkards 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.

Temperance » Drunkards 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;

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » Noah

Temperance » Drunkards 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,

Temperance » Who should be temperate

Titus 2:1-2

But do thou speak the things that become sound teaching; that the elder men be sober, grave, discreet, sound in faith, in love, in patience;

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

Acts 24:25

And as he reasoned concerning righteousness, and temperance, and the judgment about to come, Felix, being filled with fear, answered, Go for the present, and when I get an opportunity I will send for thee;

Temperance » Drunkards 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.

Temperance » Total abstinence » John the baptist a total abstainer

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