What the Bible Says About

-By Name
-As numbered in the SAB book


Is it OK to drink alcohol?


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. Numbers 6:3

Drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing. Judges 13:4

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. Proverbs 20:1

Be not among winebibbers.... For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty. Proverbs 23:20-21

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. Proverbs 23:29-30

Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. Proverbs 23:31-32

Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them! Isaiah 5:11

Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink. Isaiah 5:22

Woe ... to the drunkards ... that are overcome with wine! Isaiah 28:1

But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment. Isaiah 28:7

Jonadab ... commanded his sons not to drink wine ... unto this day they drink none, but obey their father's commandment. Jeremiah 35:14

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank. Daniel 1:8

Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken. Habakkuk 2:15

For he [John the Baptist] shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. Luke 1:15

Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness. Romans 13:13

It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. Romans 14:21

Drunkenness ... and such like ... they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:21

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess. Eph.5:18


God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine. Genesis 27:28

Wine, which cheereth God and man. Judges 9:13

Wine that maketh glad the heart of man. Psalms 104:15

Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more. Proverbs 31:6-9

Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart. Ecclesiastes 9:7

I have drunk my wine.... O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly. Song of Solomon 5:1

How great is his goodness ... corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine for the maids. Zechariah 9:17

I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. Matthew 26:29

And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. ... His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. ... Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine ... the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. John 2:3-10

Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake. 1 Timothy 5:23

It is wrong to drink alcohol
James and Dave's Bible Page
Sarina Wesleyan Methodist Church
Jesus is the Light of the World

It's OK to drink alcohol
Biblical Studies Foundation: The Bible and Alcohol
Alcohol and the Bible by Daniel Whitfield
Wine in the Bible by Dr. Bacchus