Be Sober Be Vigilant
Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is
excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Galatians 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.
Proverbs 20:1 Wine
is a mocker, strong drink
is raging: and
whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
1 Peter 5:8 Be
sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a
roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
1 Corinthians 6:10
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor
extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
29 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who
hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath
redness of eyes?
They that tarry long at the
wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
Look not thou upon the wine when
it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup,
it moveth itself aright.
At the last it biteth like a
serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
Thine eyes shall behold strange
women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.
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.
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.
5:11 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning,
may follow strong drink; that continue until night,
Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have
received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more
sacrifice for sins,
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and
that the Spirit
of God dwelleth in you?
Romans 14:21 It is
good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor
whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made
20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:
For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to
poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe
a man with
1 Corinthians 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 idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an
extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
Hosea 4:11 Whoredom
and wine and new wine take away the heart.
Titus 2:3 The aged
women likewise, that
they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not
false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good
1 Timothy 3:8
the deacons be
grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy
of filthy lucre;
Proverbs 31:6-7 6
Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine
unto those that be of heavy hearts.
7 Let him drink, and forget
his poverty, and remember his misery no more.
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the
will of the Lord is.
18 And be not drunk with
wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
19 Speaking to yourselves in
psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making
melody in your heart to the Lord;
These also reel with
wine and stagger with strong drink; the priest and the
prophet reel with strong drink, they are swallowed by wine,
they stagger with strong drink, they reel in vision, they
stumble in giving judgment.
(No longer drink
only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your
stomach and your frequent ailments.)
It is not for kings,
O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers
to take strong drink, lest they drink and forget what has
been decreed and pervert the rights of all the afflicted.
Let us walk properly
as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in
sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and
“Woe to him who makes his neighbors drink— you pour out your
wrath and make them drunk, in order to gaze at their
spoke to Aaron, saying, “Drink no wine or strong drink, you
or your sons with you, when you go into the tent of meeting,
lest you die. It shall be a statute forever throughout your
generations. You are to distinguish between the holy and the
common, and between the unclean and the clean, and you are
to teach the people of Israel all the statutes that the
has spoken to them by Moses.”
Woe to those who are
heroes at drinking wine, and valiant men in mixing strong
Give strong drink to
the one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter
And wine to gladden
the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to
strengthen man's heart.
And spend the money
for whatever you desire—oxen or sheep or wine or strong
drink, whatever your appetite craves. And you shall eat
there before the
your God and rejoice, you and your household.
The Song of Songs,
which is Solomon's. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his
mouth! For your love is better than wine; your anointing
oils are fragrant; your name is oil poured out; therefore
virgins love you. Draw me after you; let us run. The king
has brought me into his chambers. We will exult and rejoice
in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do
they love you. I am very dark, but lovely, O daughters of
Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of
You have sown much,
and harvested little. You eat, but you never have enough;
you drink, but you never have your fill. You clothe
yourselves, but no one is warm. And he who earns wages does
so to put them into a bag with holes.
Not a drunkard, not
violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.
A man who is kind
benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.
But if that wicked
servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’ and begins
to beat his fellow servants and eats and drinks with