Bible verses about "alcohol abuse" | CLV

Proverbs 31:4

4 It must not be for kings, O Lemuel, It must not be for kings to drink wine, Or for chancellors to yearn for intoxicant,

Proverbs 21:17

17 The man who loves amusement shall come to want; He who loves wine and oil shall never be rich.

Isaiah 28:7

7 And, moreover, these by wine, do err, and by an intoxicant they stray. Priest and prophet err by an intoxicant. They are swallowed up because of the wine. They stray because of the intoxicant. They err in sight, quaver in mediation,

Isaiah 28:1

1 Woe! Proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim! And decaying blossom of its stately beauty, which is at the head of the fertile ravine, drunkards for whom there is no wine!"

Luke 7:34

34 Come has the Son of Mankind, eating and drinking, and you are saying, "'Lo! a man gluttonous and a tippler, a friend of tribute collectors and sinners!'"

Luke 21:34

34 Now take heed to yourselves, lest at some time your hearts should be burdened with crapulence and drunkenness and the worries of life's affairs, and that day may be standing by you unawares,

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

9 Or are you not aware that the unjust shall not be enjoying the allotment of God's kingdom? Be not deceived. Neither paramours, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor catamites, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards; no revilers, no extortioners shall be enjoying the allotment of God's kingdom."

Romans 14:21

21 It is ideal not to be eating meat, nor yet to be drinking wine, nor yet to do aught by which your brother is stumbling, or is being snared or weakened."

1 Timothy 3:8

8 Servants, similarly, are to be grave, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not avaricious,

1 Timothy 5:23

23 No longer drink water only, but be using a sip of wine for your stomach and your frequent infirmities."

1 Corinthians 5:11

11 Yet now I write to you not to be commingling with anyone named a brother, if he should be a paramour, or greedy, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner. With such a one you are not even to be eating."

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

19 Or are you not aware that your body is a temple of the holy spirit in you, which you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you are bought with a price. By all means glorify God in your body.

Isaiah 5:22

22 Woe to masters of wine drinking, and mortals valorous in blending an intoxicant,

Isaiah 5:11

11 Woe! Early morning risers, pursuing an intoxicant! Delaying in the gloaming, wine is making them flare up."

Galatians 5:21

21 envies, murders, drunkennesses, revelries, and the like of these, which, I am predicting to you, according as I predicted also, that those committing such things shall not be enjoying the allotment of the kingdom of God."

Romans 13:13

13 As in the day, respectably, should we be walking, not in revelries and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and jealousy,

1 Corinthians 3:17

17 If anyone is corrupting the temple of God, God will be corrupting him, for the temple of God is holy, which you are."

Proverbs 20:1

1 Wine is a mocker; an intoxicant is a discomfiter; And anyone led into error by it is not wise.

Proverbs 23:29-35

29 Who has woe? who has uneasiness? who has quarrels? Who has deep concerns? who has gratuitous injuries? Who has bloodshot eyes? 30 They have who delay over wine, Who come to investigate a blend." 31 Do not stare at wine when it is red, When it casts its sparkle in the cup and goes down evenly." 32 Its aftereffect shall bite like a serpent And spread pain like a yellow viper. 33 Your eyes shall see strange things, And your heart shall speak wayward thoughts." 34 You will become like one who lies down on the heart of the sea, Or like one who lies down on the top of the rigging." 35 They smite me, yet I am not at all wounded; They beat me, yet I have no knowledge of it. When shall I awake? I shall do it again; I shall seek it once more."

1 Corinthians 6:10

10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards; no revilers, no extortioners shall be enjoying the allotment of God's kingdom."

1 Peter 5:8

8 Be sober! Watch! For your plaintiff, the Adversary, is walking about as a roaring lion, seeking someone to swallow up;"

Ephesians 5:18

18 And be not drunk with wine, in which is profligacy, but be filled full with spirit,

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