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4 Bible Verses about Temperance

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Titus 2:3

The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

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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, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat; neither for the body, what you shall put on.

Proverbs 23:1-2

When you sit to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before you: And put a knife to your throat, if you are a man given to appetite.

1 Corinthians 10:25

Whatsoever is sold in the meat market, that eat, asking no question for conscience's sake:

Psalm 141:4

Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their delicacies.

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

Proverbs 23:1-2

When you sit to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before you: And put a knife to your throat, if you are a man given to appetite.

Proverbs 25:16

Have you found honey? eat only as much as is sufficient for you, lest you be filled with it, and vomit it.

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » Excess, general references to

2 Peter 2:13

And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. Spots they are and blemishes, reveling themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;

Galatians 5:21

Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of which I tell you beforehand, as I have also told you in time past, that they who do 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 roughly treat my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.

Luke 12:22

And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat; neither for the body, what you shall put on.

Proverbs 23:1-2

When you sit to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before you: And put a knife to your throat, if you are a man given to appetite.

More verses: Proverbs 25:16

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » General references to

Proverbs 26:9

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

Isaiah 28:3

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

Joel 1:5

Awake, you drunkards, and weep; and howl, all you drinkers of wine, because of the new wine, for it is cut off from your mouth.

Nahum 1:10

For while they are entangled together as thorns, and while they are drunk as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.

Temperance » Total abstinence » Law from the nazarites

Numbers 6:3

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

Deuteronomy 29:6

You have not eaten bread, neither have you drunk wine or strong drink: that you might know that I am the LORD 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, that they might drink.

Luke 12:45

But if that servant says in his heart, My lord delays his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidservants, and to eat and drink, and to be drunk;

1 Corinthians 11:21

For in eating every one takes first 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 portion of the king's food, 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 food, neither came meat nor wine in 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

Therefore, if food makes my brother to stumble, I will eat no meat while the world stands, lest I make 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 unto me, but all things are not 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 an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Savior Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who has called us to glory and virtue: read more.
By which are given unto us exceedingly great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And for this reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge self control; and to self control patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacks these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and has forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. Therefore rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, you shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be provided unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Temperance » Those that are not temperate

2 Peter 1:1-9

Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Savior Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who has called us to glory and virtue: read more.
By which are given unto us exceedingly great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And for this reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge self control; and to self control patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacks these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and has forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

Temperance » Who is temperate

1 Corinthians 9:24-25

Know you not that they who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain. And every man that strives for self control is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

Temperance » Total abstinence » Encouraged upon the priests

Leviticus 10:9

Do not drink wine nor strong drink, you, nor your sons with you, when you go into the tabernacle of meeting, lest you die: it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations:

Temperance » Total abstinence » The wise man's injunction

Proverbs 23:31

Look not you upon the wine when it is red, when it gives its color in the cup, when it moves itself aright.

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 drunk: therefore she told him nothing, little or much, 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 evening 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, You shall drink no wine, neither you, nor your sons forever:

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 strong drink:

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

2 Peter 1:5-7

And for this reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge self control; and to self control patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness love.

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » Watchmen of israel

Isaiah 56:12

Come you, they say, I will bring wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow 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, as he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza 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 heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven chamberlains that served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king,

Temperance » Who should be temperate

Titus 2:1-2

But you speak the things which become sound doctrine: That the aged men be sensible, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience.

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

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » Kings of israel

Hosea 7:5

In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with bottles 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