Bible Verses by Topic: Drinking
What does the Bible say about Drinking?
Genesis 9:20-26 - Noah became drunk; the result was
immorality and family trouble.
Genesis 19:30-38 - Lot was so drunk he did not know
what he was doing; this led to immorality
Leviticus 10:9-11 - God commanded priests not to
drink so that they could tell the difference between
the holy and the unholy.
Numbers 6:3 - The Nazarites were told to eat or
drink nothing from the grape vine.
Deuteronomy 21:20 - A drunken son was stubborn and
Deuteronomy 29:5-6 - God gave no grape juice to
Israel nor did they have intoxicating drink in the
Deuteronomy 32:33 - Intoxicating wine is like the
poison of serpents, the cruel venom of asps.
Judges 13:4, 7, 14 - Samson was to be a Nazarite for
life. His mother was told not to drink wine or
1 Samuel 1:14-15 - Accused, Hannah said she drank no
1 Samuel 25:32-38 - Nabal died after a drunken
2 Samuel 11:13 - By getting Uriah drunk, David hoped
to cover his sin.
2 Samuel 13:28-29 - Amnon was drunk when he was
1 Kings 16:8-10 - The king was drinking himself into
drunkenness when he was assassinated
1 Kings 20:12-21 - Ben-Hadad and 32 other kings were
drinking when they were attacked and defeated by the
Esther 1:5-12 - The king gave each one all the drink
he wanted. The king was intoxicated when he
commanded the queen to come.
Psalm 75:8 - The Lordís anger is pictured as mixed
wine poured out and drunk by the wicked.
Proverbs 4:17 - Alcoholic drink is called the wine
Proverbs 20:1 - Wine is a mocker, strong drink is
Proverbs 23:19-20 - A wise person will not be among
the drinkers of alcoholic beverages.
Proverbs 23:21 - Drunkenness causes poverty.
Proverbs 23:29-30 - Drinking causes woe, sorrow,
fighting, babbling, wounds without cause and red
Proverbs 23:31 - God instructs not to look at
Proverbs 23:32 - Alcoholic drinks bite like a
serpent, sting like an adder.
Proverbs 23:33 - Alcohol causes the drinker to have
strange and adulterous thoughts, produces
willfulness, and prevents reformation.
Proverbs 23:34 - Alcohol makes the drinker unstable
Proverbs 23:35 - Alcohol makes the drinker
insensitive to pain so he does not perceive it as a
warning. Alcohol is habit forming.
Proverb 31:4-5 - Kings, Princes, and others who rule
and judge must not drink alcohol. Alcohol perverts
Proverbs 31:6-7 - Strong drink could be given to
those about to perish or those in pain. Better
anesthetics are available today.
Ecclesiastes 2:3 - The king tried everything,
including intoxicating drink, to see if it
satisfied. It did not. (Ecclesiastes 12:8)
Ecclesiastes 10:17 - A land is blessed when its
leaders do not drink.
Isaiah 5:11-12 - Woe to those who get up early to
drink and stay up late at night to get drunk.
Isaiah 5:22 - Woe to "champion" drinkers and
"experts" at mixing drinks.
Isaiah 19:14 - Drunken men stagger in their vomit.
Isaiah 22:12-13 - The Israelites choose to drink;
their future looks hopeless to them.
Isaiah 24:9 - Drinkers cannot escape the
consequences when God judges.
Isaiah 28:1 - God pronounces woe on the drunkards of
Isaiah 28:3 - Proud drunkards shall be trodden down.
Isaiah 28:7 - Priests and prophets stagger and reel
from beer and wine, err in vision, and stumble in
Isaiah 28:8 - Drinkersí tables are covered with
vomit and filth.
Isaiah 56:9-12 - Drinkers seek their own gain and
expect tomorrow to be just like today.
Jeremiah 35:2-14 - The Rechabites drank no grape
juice or intoxicating wine and were blessed.
Ezekiel 44:21 - Again God instructed the priests not
to drink wine.
Daniel 1:5-17 - Daniel refused the kingís
intoxicating wine and was blessed for it along with
his abstaining friends.
Daniel 5:1 - Belshazzar, ruler of Babylon; led his
people in drinking.
Daniel 5:2-3 - The king, along with his nobles,
wives, and concubines, drank from the goblets which
had been taken from Godís temple.
Daniel 5:4 - Drinking wine was combined with
praising false gods.
Daniel 5:23 - God sent word to Belshazzar that
punishment would be swift for the evil he had
Hosea 4:11 - Intoxicating wine takes away
Hosea 7:5 - God reproves princes for drinking.
Joel 1:5 - Drunkards awake to see Godís judgment.
Joel 3:3 - The enemy is judged for selling girls for
Amos 2:8 - Unrighteous acts of Israel included the
drinking of wine which had been taken for the
payment of fines.
Amos 2:12 - Israel is condemned for forcing
Nazarites to drink wine.
Micah 2:11 - Israelites are eager to follow false
teachers who prophesy plenty of intoxicating drinks.
Nahum 1:10 - The drunkards of Nineveh will be
destroyed by God.
Habakkuk 2:5 - A man is betrayed by wine.
Habakkuk 2:15 - Woe to him that gives his neighbor
Habakkuk 2:16 - Drinking leads to shame.
Matthew 24:48-51 - A drinking servant is unprepared
for his Lordís return.
Luke 1:15 - John the Baptist drank neither grape
juice nor wine.
Luke 12:45 - Christ warned against drunkenness.
Luke 21:34 - Drunkenness will cause a person not to
be ready for the Lordís return.
Romans 13:13 - Do not walk in drunkenness or
Romans 14:21 - Do not do anything that will hurt
your testimony as a believer.
1 Corinthians 5:11 - If a Christian brother is a
drinker, do not associate with him.
1 Corinthians 6:10 - Drunkards will not inherit the
kingdom of God
Galatians 5:21 - Acts of the sinful nature, such as
drunkenness, will prohibit a person from inheriting
the kingdom of God.
Ephesians 5:18 - In contrast to being drunk with
wine, the believer is to be filled with the Spirit.
1 Thessalonians 5:6-7 - Christians are to be alert
and self-controlled, belonging to the day. Drunkards
belong to the night and darkness.
1 Timothy 3:2-3 - Bishops (elders) are to be
temperate, sober, and not near any wine.
1 Timothy 3:8 - Deacons are to be worthy of respect
and not drinkers.
Titus 2:2-3 - The older men and older women of the
church are to be temperate and not addicted to wine.
1 Peter 4:3-4 - The past life of drunkenness and
carousing has no place in the Christianís life
What does the Bible say about Drinking?