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4 Bible Verses about Temperance

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Patience » Should be accompanied by » Temperance

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » In eating

Luke 12:22

He said to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, don't be anxious for your life, what you will eat, nor yet for your body, what you will wear.

Proverbs 23:1-2

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

1 Corinthians 10:25

Whatever is sold in the butcher shop, eat, asking no question for the sake of conscience,

Psalm 141:4

Don't incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice deeds of wickedness with men who work iniquity. Don't let me 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; put a knife to your throat, if you are a man given to appetite.

Proverbs 25:16

Have you found honey? Eat as much as is sufficient for you, lest you eat too much, and vomit it.

Acts 24:25

As he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was terrified, and answered, "Go your way for this time, and when it is convenient for me, I will summon you."

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » Excess, general references to

2 Peter 2:13

receiving the wages of unrighteousness; people who count it pleasure to revel in the daytime, spots and blemishes, reveling in their deceit while they feast with you;

Galatians 5:21

envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will 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

Luke 12:22

He said to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, don't be anxious for your life, what you will eat, nor yet for your body, what you will wear.

Proverbs 23:1-2

When you sit to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before you; 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

Like a thornbush that goes 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 will be trodden under foot.

Joel 1:5

Wake up, you drunkards, and weep! Wail, all you 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 like 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 fermented drink, neither shall he drink any juice of grapes, nor eat fresh grapes or dried.

Deuteronomy 29:6

You have not eaten bread, neither have you drunk wine or strong drink; that you may know that I am Yahweh 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 prostitute, and sold a girl for wine, that they may drink.

Luke 12:45

But if that servant says in his heart, 'My lord delays his coming,' and begins 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 takes his own supper first. 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, until three whole weeks were fulfilled.

Temperance » Total abstinence » Brotherly love demands

1 Corinthians 8:13

Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will eat no meat forevermore, that I don't cause 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 anything.

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 those who have obtained a like precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, seeing that his divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and virtue; read more.
by which he has granted to us his precious and exceedingly great promises; that through these you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world by lust. Yes, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence; and in moral excellence, knowledge; and in knowledge, self-control; and in self-control patience; and in patience godliness; and in godliness brotherly affection; and in brotherly affection, love. For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor unfruitful to the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins. Therefore, brothers, be more diligent to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never stumble. For thus you will be richly supplied with the entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Temperance » Those that are not temperate

2 Peter 1:1-9

Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have obtained a like precious faith with us in the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, seeing that his divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and virtue; read more.
by which he has granted to us his precious and exceedingly great promises; that through these you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world by lust. Yes, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence; and in moral excellence, knowledge; and in knowledge, self-control; and in self-control patience; and in patience godliness; and in godliness brotherly affection; and in brotherly affection, love. For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor unfruitful to the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks 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

Don't you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run like that, that you may win. Every man who strives in the games exercises 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, you, nor your sons with you, when you go into the Tent of Meeting, that you don't die: it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations:

Temperance » Total abstinence » The wise man's injunction

Proverbs 23:31

Don't look at the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly.

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:36

Abigail came to Nabal; and behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king. Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken. Therefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » Uriah

2 Samuel 11:13

When David had called him, he ate and drink before him; and he made him drunk. At evening, he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but didn't go down to his house.

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » benhadad

1 Kings 20:16

They went out at noon. But Ben Hadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty-two kings who 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, 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

Yes, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence; and in moral excellence, knowledge; and in knowledge, self-control; and in self-control patience; and in patience godliness; and in godliness brotherly affection; and in brotherly affection, love.

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » Watchmen of israel

Isaiah 56:12

"Come," [say they], "I will get wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, [a day] great beyond measure."

Temperance » Drunkards examples of » Elah

1 Kings 16:9

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 Carcass, the seven eunuchs who served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king,

Temperance » Who should be temperate

Titus 2:1-2

But say the things which fit sound doctrine, that older men should be temperate, sensible, sober minded, sound in faith, in love, and in patience:

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

Acts 24:25

As he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was terrified, and answered, "Go your way for this time, and when it is convenient for me, I will summon you."

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 joined his hand with mockers.

Temperance » Total abstinence » John the baptist a total abstainer

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