10 + 1 Things To Know About Alcohol in the Bible

  1. Priests before God were not to drink wine or strong drink (Leviticus 10:9)
  2. Nazarite vows to abstain from wine or strong drink (Numbers 6:3)
  3. Pregnant woman not drink wine or strong drink (Judges 13:4)
  4. Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler (Proverbs 20:1)
  5. Not for kings or rulers (Proverbs 31:4)
  6. Can be used for medicinal purposes (Proverbs 31:6, 1st Timothy 5:23)
  7. Woe is upon those who drink wine or strong drink (Isaiah 5:11, 22)
  8. Jesus turned water into wine (John 2)*
  9. Leaders in the church are not to be addicted to wine (1st Timothy 3:3, 8)
  10. Older women not enslaved to wine (Titus 2:3)
  11. Not to be drunk with wine (Ephesians 5:18)

* The Greek word for wine is oinos. It could mean grape juice or wine. The meaning depends on the context.

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