Of Interest – Biblical References to Alcohol

All References in the Bible of the Theme Drunkenness

DEU 21:20 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son
is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton,
and a drunkard.

DEU 21:21 And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones,
that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel
shall hear, and fear.

DEU 29:19 And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this
curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace,
though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to

DEU 29:20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD
and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that
are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out
his name from under heaven.

SA1 1:14 And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put
away thy wine from thee.

PSA 69:12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the
song of the drunkards.

PRO 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is
deceived thereby is not wise.

PRO 21:17 He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth
wine and oil shall not be rich.

PRO 23:20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: PRO
23:21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and
drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

PRO 23:29 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who
hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of

PRO 23:30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed

PRO 23:31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth
his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.

PRO 23:32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an
adder. PRO 23:33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart
shall utter perverse things.

PRO 23:34 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.

PRO 23:35 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.

PRO 31:4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink
wine; nor for princes strong drink:

PRO 31:5 Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment
of any of the afflicted.

PRO 31:6 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine
unto those that be of heavy hearts.

PRO 31:7 Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his
misery no more.

ISA 5:11 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they
may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame

ISA 5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine,
are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither
consider the operation of his hands.

ISA 5:22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of
strength to mingle strong drink:

ISA 5:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the
righteousness of the righteous from him!

ISA 19:14 The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst
thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a
drunken man staggereth in his vomit.

ISA 24:9 They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be
bitter to them that drink it.

ISA 24:11 There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is
darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.

ISA 28:1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose
glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat
valleys of them that are overcome with wine!

ISA 28:3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be
trodden under feet:

ISA 28:4 And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat
valley, shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the
summer; which when he that looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in his
hand he eateth it up.

ISA 28:7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong
drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through
strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way
through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

ISA 56:12 Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill
ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much
more abundant.

JER 25:27 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of
hosts, the God of Israel; Drink ye, and be drunken, and spue, and fall,
and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.

HOS 4:11 Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart. HOS 7:5
In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with bottles of
wine; he stretched out his hand with scorners.

HOS 7:14 And they have not cried unto me with their heart, when they
howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine, and
they rebel against me.

JOE 1:5 Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of
wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth.

JOE 3:3 And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy
for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.

AMO 2:8 And they lay themselves down upon clothes laid to pledge by
every altar, and they drink the wine of the condemned in the house of
their god.

AMO 2:12 But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the
prophets, saying, Prophesy not.

MIC 2:11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying,
I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be
the prophet of this people.

NAH 1:10 For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they
are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully

HAB 2:15 Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest
thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on
their nakedness!

HAB 2:16 Thou art filled with shame for glory: drink thou also, and
let thy foreskin be uncovered: the cup of the LORD’s right hand shall be
turned unto thee, and shameful spewing shall be on thy glory.

MAT 24:49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and
drink with the drunken;

MAT 24:50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh
not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,

MAT 24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with
the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

LUK 12:45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth
his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to
eat and drink, and to be drunken;

LUK 12:46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh
not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in
sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.

LUK 21:34 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.

ROM 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and
drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and

CO1 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any
man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an
idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one
no not to eat.

CO1 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom
of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor
adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

CO1 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor
extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

GAL 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these;
Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

GAL 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath,
strife, seditions, heresies,

GAL 5:21 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.

EPH 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled
with the Spirit;

EPH 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual
songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

EPH 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

EPH 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

TH1 5:7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be
drunken are drunken in the night.

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