Bible verses about "moderation" | JPS_ASV_Byz

Psalms 104:15

15 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, making the face brighter than oil, and bread that stayeth man's heart.

Romans 14:21

21 It is good not to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor to do anything whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

Colossians 2:20-23

20 If ye died with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, do ye subject yourselves to ordinances, 21 Handle not, nor taste, nor touch 22 (all which things are to perish with the using), after the precepts and doctrines of men? 23 Which things have indeed a show of wisdom in will-worship, and humility, and severity to the body, but are not of any value against the indulgence of the flesh.

Ephesians 5:18-20

18 And be not drunken with wine, wherein is riot, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking one to another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father,

1 Timothy 6:10

10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil; which some reaching after have been led astray from the faith, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Proverbs 23:20-21

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

Titus 2:3

3 that aged women likewise be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good,

1 Timothy 5:23

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

Proverbs 25:16

16 Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

1 Peter 5:8

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

Philippians 4:5

5 Let your forbearance be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

Proverbs 20:1

1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is riotous; and whosoever reeleth thereby is not wise.

Galatians 5:13

13 For ye, brethren, were called for freedom, only use not your freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through love be servants one to another.

Ephesians 5:18

18 And be not drunken with wine, wherein is riot, but be filled with the Spirit,

Titus 2:7

7 in all things showing thyself an ensample of good works, in thy doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, incorruptible,

Proverbs 25:27

27 It is not good to eat much honey; so for men to search out their own glory is not glory.

1 Corinthians 9:25

25 And every man that striveth in the games exerciseth self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.

1 Corinthians 6:12

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 any.

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