Bible verses about "drinking in moderation" | KJV

1 Timothy 3:3

3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

1 Peter 5:8

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

1 Timothy 3:8

8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

1 Timothy 5:23

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

Ephesians 5:18

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

Proverbs 20:1

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

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