Drinking Bible Verses



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EPHESIANS 5:18In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

1 PETER 5:8In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

PROVERBS 20:1In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

GALATIANS 5:21In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

ROMANS 13:13–14Verses in the Bible

  • 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
    Romans 13:13 Meaning
  • 14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
    Romans 13:14 Meaning

1 TIMOTHY 5:23In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.

MATTHEW 11:18–19Verses in the Bible

  • 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.
    Matthew 11:18 Meaning
  • 19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
    Matthew 11:19 Meaning

PROVERBS 23:29–35Verses in the Bible

  • 29 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?
    Proverbs 23:29 Meaning
  • 30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
    Proverbs 23:30 Meaning
  • 31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.
    Proverbs 23:31 Meaning
  • 32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
    Proverbs 23:32 Meaning
  • 33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.
    Proverbs 23:33 Meaning
  • 34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.
    Proverbs 23:34 Meaning
  • 35 They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.
    Proverbs 23:35 Meaning

PROVERBS 31:6–7Verses in the Bible

  • 6 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
    Proverbs 31:6 Meaning
  • 7 Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.
    Proverbs 31:7 Meaning

1 CORINTHIANS 6:10In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

ROMANS 14:21In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

HEBREWS 10:26In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

TITUS 2:3In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

1 PETER 4:3In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:

JAMES 4:17In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

LUKE 21:34In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

DEUTERONOMY 14:26In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 26 And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the Lord thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household,

ROMANS 13:13In the Bible Verse Meaning

  • 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.


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