What Does The Bible Say About Drinking? Genesis 9:20-27 The first "man of distiniction" and the tragic consequences of his alcohol abuse. Genesis 19:30-38 Drinking contributes to Lot's debauchery of his own daughters. Leviticus 10:8-11 God commanded Aaron and his sons not to drink wine nor strong drink while serving God. Numbers 6:3 The Nazarite's vow excluded drinking wine or other strong drink. Deuteronomy 21:20 Drinking alcohol was one of the attributes of a stubborn, rebellious and disobedient son. Judges 13:4, 7, 14 Samson's mother was commanded by the angel of the Lord not to drink wine or other strong drink. 1 Samuel 25:36-38 Nabal, an evil, drinking man was smitten ny the Lord. 2 Samuel 11:13 David, by the use of strong drink, leads Uriah into a fatal trap. 2 Samuel 13:28-29 Amnon, is murdered by his brothers servants while on a drinking spree. 1 Kings 16:8-10 Elah, King of Israel was murdered by one of his captains "While drinking himself drunk". 1 Kings 20:13-21 Ben-hadad, the King of Syria and 32 other kings were drinking themselves drunk when a small band of Israelites fell upon the Syrians and put them to fight. Esther 1:5-22 King Ahasuerus, after a week of feasting and drinking, drunkenly tries to subject Vashti, his queen, to the beastly gaze of the drunken princes and people. Proverbs 20:1 No wise person will allow himself to be deceived by wine which is a mocker, or by strong drink which is raging. Proverbs 21:17 Drinking Leads to Poverty. Proverbs 23:21 Admonishes to refrain from even looking upon wine. Proverbs 23:29-30 Strong drink produces sorrow, woe, contentions, babbling, wounds without cause and redness of eyes. Proverbs 23:32 At the last alcohol bites like a serpent and stings like an adder. Proverbs 23:33 Alcohol fills mens minds with impure and perverse thoughts. Proverbs 23:24 Alcohol brings on danger, accidents and insecurity. Proverbs 23:35 Insensibility follows drinking, rendering man into a clod; and it is habit forming so that the drinker upon awakening seeks it "Yet again". Proverbs 31:4-5 Officials with the responsibility of human life on their hands should not imbibe. Ecclesiastes 2:3 The writer of Ecclesiastes tried strong drink but in the end admitted that this too was vanity. Ecclesiastes 10:17 That nation is blessed whose leaders eat for strength and refrain from drunkeness. Isaiah 5:11-12 Woe in pronounced of those who give themselves to strong drink. Isaiah 5:22 Further woe is pronounced upon drunkards. Isaiah 22:13 Drinking often goes with carnal living. Isaiah 28:1 A woe is pronounced upon the drunkards of Ephraim. Isaiah 28:3 The drunkards of Ephraim are to be trodden down and destroyed. Isaiah 28:7 Prophets and priests become incapable of spiritual leadership because of their drinking. Isaiah 56:12 Drinking accompanies foolish optimism and the sinner's vain hope that his sins will not find him out. Jeremiah 35:5-8,14,19 Reohabites who steadfastly held to total abstinence assured of God's continued blessings. Daniel 1:5, 8, 16; 10:3 Daniel, who refused to drink the king's wine was especially blessed by the Lord. Daniel 5:1-2 This is a tragic example of a king who drank and led his people to also. Daniel 5:3 Drinking leads to profaning sacred things. Daniel 3:25-28 Moral degradation, of which drinking is a symptom, is ultimately punished by God. Hosea 4:10-11 Strong drink and immorality go hand in hand. Hosea 7:5 The king, by his drinking was not only made sick, but became scornful as well. Joel 3:3 Young women were sold for the price of a drink. Amos 4:1 Dissolute women, oppressors of the poor, call for their drink. Amos 6:3-6 The evil, idle rich who are given uimbibing wine were not concerned about the affliction of the poor. Habakkuk 2:5 Arrogance is inflamed by drink. Habakkuk 2:15 It is wrong to lead another to drink. Habakkuk 2:16 Drink leads to shame and humiliation. Matthew 24:48-51 Drinking is not consistent with alertness. Luke 1:15 The greatness of John the Baptist is linked with his total abstinence. Luke 12:45 Christ warns against drunkenness. Luke 21:34 Drinking prevents men from being prepared for the judgement day. Romans 13:13 All are admonished to walk honestly, not in rioting and drunkeness. Romans 14:21 Christians are admonished not to drink lest a brother be caused to stumble. 1 Corinthians 5:11 Christians are forbidden to keep company with drunkards. 1 Corinthians 6:10 No drunkard shall inherit the Kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 11:21 The Lord's Supper is no time for drunkeness. Galatians 5:21 Drunkeness prevents men from inheriting the Kingdom of God. Ephesians 5:18 Christians are commanded not to be drunk with wine but to be filled with the spirit. 1 Timothy 3:3, 8 Church leaders must be "not given to wine."