28 Good Bible Verses for Alcoholics

Addiction is not an easy habit to get over. Whether you are suffering from addiction to alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs, these behaviors can make it difficult for the individual to overcome their self destructive behavior. Here is a look at some good Bible verses for alcoholics that may help you understand the trouble with addiction.

“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;” | Ephesians 5:18

“Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat,” | Proverbs 23:20 

“But he said to me, ‘Behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. So then drink no wine or strong drink, and eat nothing unclean, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death.” | Judges 13:7 

“But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.” | 1 Corinthians 8:9

“But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.” | Luke 21:34

“Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain.” | 1 Timothy 3:8

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” | Romans 12:2

“Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly. In the end it bites like a serpent and stings like an adder.” | Proverbs 23:31-32

“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.” | Leviticus 10:9

“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.” | Galatians 5:21

“For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain,” | Titus 1:7

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” | Galatians 5:1

“For he will be great before the Lord. And he must not drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.” | Luke 1:15

“For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.” | Proverbs 23:21

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” | I John 1:9 

“It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble.” | Romans 14:21

“Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy” | Romans 13:13

“No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.” | 1 Timothy 5:23

“Nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” | 1 Corinthians 6:10

“Not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.” | 1 Timothy 3:3

“Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” | Galatians 5:19-21

“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” | 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,” | 1 Corinthians 6:19

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” | James 4:7

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” | James 5:16

“Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? Those who tarry long over wine; those who go to try mixed wine. Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly. In the end it bites like a serpent and stings like an adder. Your eyes will see strange things, and your heart utter perverse things. …” | Proverbs 23:29-35 

“Wine [is] a mocker, strong drink [is] raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” | Proverbs 20:1

“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

Check out the following video for some great verses provided in the Bible as it relates to the suffering of addiction. This temptation is not easily overcome. Be faithful to the Holy Spirit will help to provide some control over the pressures of everyday life.

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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.