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Here are 22 Bible quotations against drinking alcohol:

Bible References to WINE and STRONG DRINK (Vows of Abstinence, Warnings against abuse, Rules for Deacons)

Vows of abstinence [14] Citation: LEVITICUS 010:009 King James: Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations: New International: 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.

Vows of abstinence [16] Citation: NUMBERS 006:003 King James: He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried. New International: he must abstain from wine and other fermented drink and must not drink vinegar made from wine or from other fermented drink. He must not drink grape juice or eat grapes or raisins.

Vows of abstinence [40] Citation: JUDGES 013:004 King James: Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing: New International: Now see to it that you drink no wine or other fermented drink and that you do not eat anything unclean,

Vows of abstinence [41] Citation: JUDGES 013:007

King James: But he said unto me, Behold, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and now drink no wine nor strong drink, neither eat any unclean thing: for the child shall be a Nazarite to God from the womb to the day of his death. New International: But he said to me, `You will conceive and give birth to a son. Now then, drink no wine or other fermented drink and do not eat anything unclean, because the boy will be a Nazirite of God from birth until the day of his death.

Vows of abstinence [42] Citation: JUDGES 013:014 King James: She may not eat of any thing that cometh of the vine, neither let her drink wine or strong drink, nor eat any unclean thing: all that I commanded her let her observe. New International: She must not eat anything that comes from the grapevine,

Warnings against abuse [96] Citation: PROVERBS 020:001 King James: Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. New International: Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.

Warnings against abuse [97] Citation: PROVERBS 021:017 King James: He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich. New International: He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich.

Warnings against abuse [98] Citation: PROVERBS 023:020 King James: Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: New International: Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat,

Warnings against abuse [99] Citation: PROVERBS 023:030 King James: They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. New International: Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine.

Warnings against abuse [100] Citation: PROVERBS 023:031 King James: Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. New International: Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly!

Warnings against abuse [101] Citation: PROVERBS 031:004 King James: It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: New International: It is not for kings, O Lemuel not for kings to drink wine, not for rulers to crave beer,

Warnings against abuse [115] Citation: ISAIAH 005:011 King James: Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them! New International: 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.

Warnings against abuse [116] Citation: ISAIAH 005:012 King James: And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the Lord, neither consider the operation of his hands. New International: They have harps and lyres at their banquets, tambourines and flutes and wine, but they have no regard for the deeds of the LORD, no respect for the work of his hands.

Warnings against abuse [117] Citation: ISAIAH 005:022 King James: Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: New International: Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine and champions at mixing drinks,

Vows of abstinence [201] Citation: LUKE 001:015 King James: For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mothers womb. New International: for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from birth.

Vows of abstinence [205] Citation: LUKE 007:033 King James: For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil. New International: For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, `He has a demon.

Warnings against abuse [215] Citation: EPHESIANS 005:018 King James: And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; New International: Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.

Deacons (rules for) [216] Citation: 1 TIMOTHY 003:003 King James: Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; New International: not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.

Deacons (rules for) [217] Citation: 1 TIMOTHY 003:008 King James: Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; New International: Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain.

Deacons (rules for) [219] Citation: TITUS 001:007 King James: For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; New International: Since an overseer is entrusted with Gods work, he must be blamelessnot overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.

Warnings against abuse [220] Citation: TITUS 002:003 King James: The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; New International: Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good.

Warnings against abuse [221] Citation: 1 PETER 004:003 King James: For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: New International: For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to doliving in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry.