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4 Bible Verses about Temperance

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Titus 2:3

Likewise, older women are to show their reverence for God by their behavior. They are not to be gossips or addicted to alcohol, but to be examples of goodness.

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Patience » Should be accompanied by » Temperance

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » In eating

Luke 12:22

Then Jesus told his disciples, "That's why I'm telling you to stop worrying about your life what you will eat or about your body what you will wear,

Proverbs 23:1-2

Whenever you sit down to dine with a ruler, carefully think about what is before you. Put a knife to your own throat, if you have a big appetite.

1 Corinthians 10:25

Eat anything that is sold in the meat market without raising any question about it on the grounds of conscience,

Psalm 141:4

Don't let my heart turn toward evil or involve itself in wicked activities with men who practice iniquity. Let me not feast on their delicacies.

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

Proverbs 23:1-2

Whenever you sit down to dine with a ruler, carefully think about what is before you. Put a knife to your own throat, if you have a big appetite.

Proverbs 25:16

If you find some honey, eat only what you need. Take too much, and you'll vomit.

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » Excess, general references to

2 Peter 2:13

suffering harm as punishment for their wrongdoing. They take pleasure in wild parties in broad daylight. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceitful pleasures while they eat with you.

Galatians 5:21

envy, murder, drunkenness, wild partying, and things like that. I am telling you now, as I have told you in the past, that people who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Daniel 5:1

King Belshazzar put on a great festival for a thousand of his officials. He joined all one thousand of them in getting drunk.

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

1 Corinthians 9:27

No, I keep on disciplining my body, making it serve me so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified.

Luke 12:22

Then Jesus told his disciples, "That's why I'm telling you to stop worrying about your life what you will eat or about your body what you will wear,

Proverbs 23:1-2

Whenever you sit down to dine with a ruler, carefully think about what is before you. Put a knife to your own throat, if you have a big appetite.

More verses: Proverbs 25:16

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » General references to

Proverbs 26:9

A thorn in the hand of a drunkard that's what a proverb quoted by a fool is.

Isaiah 28:3

With hands and feet, that proud garland those drunks of Ephraim will be trampled.

Joel 1:5

"Wake up, you drunkards! Cry aloud and howl, you wine drinkers, because your supply of new wine has been snatched from you.

Nahum 1:10

Indeed, while tangled as by a thorn bush, while drunken as by a strong drink, the Ninevites will be burned like dry straw.

Temperance » Total abstinence » Law from the nazarites

Numbers 6:3

then is to remain separate from wine and strong drink. He is not to drink vinegar or strong drink made from wine. He is not to drink grape juice or eat grapes, whether fresh or dried.

Deuteronomy 29:6

You didn't have bread to eat or wine or anything intoxicating to drink, so that you would learn that I am the LORD your God.

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » Other examples

Joel 3:3

They cast lots for my people they sold a young boy in exchange for a prostitute, and a girl for wine, so they could drink."

Luke 12:45

But if that servant says to himself, "My master is taking a long time to come back,' and begins to beat the other servants and to eat, drink, and get drunk,

1 Corinthians 11:21

For as you eat, each of you rushes to eat his own supper, and one person goes hungry while another gets drunk.

Temperance » Total abstinence » Daniel's temperance principles

Daniel 1:8

Daniel determined within himself not to become defiled by the king's menu of rich foods or by the king's wine, so he requested permission from the chief officer not to defile himself.

Daniel 10:3

I ate no fancy foods neither meat nor wine entered my mouth. Furthermore, I didn't use any ointment until the end of the entire three weeks.

Temperance » Total abstinence » Brotherly love demands

1 Corinthians 8:13

Therefore, if food that I eat causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, in order to keep my brother from stumbling.

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

1 Corinthians 6:12

Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is helpful. Everything is permissible for me, but I will not allow anything to control me.

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

Temperance » Those that are temperate

2 Peter 1:1-11

From: Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus, the Messiah. To: Those who have received faith that is as valuable as ours through the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus the Messiah. May grace and peace be yours in abundance through full knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord! His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the full knowledge of the one who called us by his own glory and excellence. read more.
Through these he has given us his precious and wonderful promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, seeing that you have escaped the corruption that is in the world caused by evil desires. For this very reason, you must make every effort to supplement your faith with moral character, your moral character with knowledge, your knowledge with self-control, your self-control with endurance, your endurance with godliness, your godliness with brotherly kindness, and your brotherly kindness with love. For if you possess these qualities, and if they continue to increase among you, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in attaining a full knowledge of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah. For the person who lacks these qualities is blind and shortsighted, and has forgotten the cleansing that he has received from his past sins. So then, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election certain, for if you keep on doing this you will never fail. For in this way you will be generously granted entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus, the Messiah.

Temperance » Those that are not temperate

2 Peter 1:1-9

From: Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus, the Messiah. To: Those who have received faith that is as valuable as ours through the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus the Messiah. May grace and peace be yours in abundance through full knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord! His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the full knowledge of the one who called us by his own glory and excellence. read more.
Through these he has given us his precious and wonderful promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, seeing that you have escaped the corruption that is in the world caused by evil desires. For this very reason, you must make every effort to supplement your faith with moral character, your moral character with knowledge, your knowledge with self-control, your self-control with endurance, your endurance with godliness, your godliness with brotherly kindness, and your brotherly kindness with love. For if you possess these qualities, and if they continue to increase among you, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in attaining a full knowledge of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah. For the person who lacks these qualities is blind and shortsighted, and has forgotten the cleansing that he has received from his past sins.

Temperance » Who is temperate

1 Corinthians 9:24-25

You know that in a race all the runners run but only one wins the prize, don't you? You must run in such a way that you may be victorious. Everyone who enters an athletic contest practices self-control in everything. They do it to win a wreath that withers away, but we run to win a prize that never fades.

Temperance » Total abstinence » Encouraged upon the priests

Leviticus 10:9

"You and your sons with you are not to drink wine that is, any intoxicating drink when you enter the Tent of Meeting. That way, you won't die. This is to be a perpetual statute throughout your generations.

Temperance » Total abstinence » The wise man's injunction

Proverbs 23:31

Don't stare into red wine, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly.

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:36

Abigail returned to Nabal, and he was there in his house holding a festival like the festival of a king. Nabal's heart was glad, and he was very drunk, so she didn't tell him anything at all until morning.

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » Uriah

2 Samuel 11:13

Then at David's invitation, he and Uriah dined and drank wine together, and David got him drunk. Later that evening, Uriah went out to lie on a couch in the company of his lord's servants, and he did not go down to his house.

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » benhadad

1 Kings 20:16

They attacked at noon, just as Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the battle pavilions, along with the 32 kings who had joined him.

Temperance » Total abstinence » The law of the rechabites

Jeremiah 35:6

But they said, "We won't drink wine, because our ancestor, Rechab's son Jonadab commanded us: "You and your descendants are never to drink wine!

Temperance » Total abstinence » Rule for kings

Proverbs 31:4

It is not for kings, Lemuel Not for kings to drink wine or for rulers to desire liquor.

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

2 Peter 1:5-7

For this very reason, you must make every effort to supplement your faith with moral character, your moral character with knowledge, your knowledge with self-control, your self-control with endurance, your endurance with godliness, your godliness with brotherly kindness, and your brotherly kindness with love.

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » Watchmen of israel

Isaiah 56:12

""Come!' they say, "let's have some wine, and let's fill ourselves with strong drink! Then, tomorrow will be like today, or even much better!'"

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » Elah

1 Kings 16:9

But his servant Zimri, who commanded half of his chariot forces, conspired against Elah while he was drinking himself drunk in the home of Arza, who managed the household at Tirzah.

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » Noah

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » Ahasuerus

Esther 1:10

A week later, when the king was under the influence of all that wine, he ordered Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven eunuchs who served King Ahasuerus,

Temperance » Who should be temperate

Titus 2:1-2

But as for you, teach what is consistent with healthy doctrine. Older men are to be sober, serious, sensible, and sound in faith, love, and endurance.

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

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » Kings of israel

Hosea 7:5

"On the king's festival day the princes got drunk from wine, so the king joined the mockers.

Temperance » Total abstinence » John the baptist a total abstainer

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

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