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Want to know what the Bible says about Drinking Alcohol? Here are 183 Bible verses about Drinking Alcohol from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Proverbs 20:1 NIV
Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler;
    whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
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Ephesians 5:18 NIV
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,
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1 Timothy 5:23 NIV
Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.
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Galatians 5:21 NIV
and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
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Romans 14:21 NIV
It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall.
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1 Peter 5:8 NIV
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
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Isaiah 5:11 NIV
Woe to those who rise early in the morning
    to run after their drinks,
who stay up late at night
    till they are inflamed with wine.
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1 Corinthians 6:10 NIV
nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
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Isaiah 5:22 NIV
Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine
    and champions at mixing drinks,
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Galatians 5:19-21 NIV
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
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Ecclesiastes 9:7 NIV
Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do.
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1 Timothy 3:8 NIV
In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain.
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Leviticus 10:9 NIV
“You and your sons are not to drink wine or other fermented drink whenever you go into the tent of meeting, or you will die. This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come,
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Proverbs 23:20-21 NIV
20 Do not join those who drink too much wine
    or gorge themselves on meat,
21 for drunkards and gluttons become poor,
    and drowsiness clothes them in rags.
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Romans 13:13 NIV
Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.
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Matthew 11:18-19 NIV
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.”
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Proverbs 23:31 NIV
Do not gaze at wine when it is red,
    when it sparkles in the cup,
    when it goes down smoothly!
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Judges 13:4 NIV
Now see to it that you drink no wine or other fermented drink and that you do not eat anything unclean.
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Luke 21:34 NIV
“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap.
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Numbers 6:3 NIV
they must abstain from wine and other fermented drink and must not drink vinegar made from wine or other fermented drink. They must not drink grape juice or eat grapes or raisins.
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