The word drunk is found 81 times in the Old and New Testament. The image below reveals the locations of each occurrence. This cool graph starts with Genesis in the top left and ends with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 40 strongest Bible scriptures on drunkenness.
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit.
Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy.
“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.”
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.
1 Corinthians 6:10
Nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Peter 2:11
Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.
1 Peter 4:3
For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry.
1 Peter 5:8
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
1 Thessalonians 5:7
For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night.
1 Thessalonians 5:8
But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.
1 Timothy 5:23
No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.
But you made the Nazirites drink wine, and commanded the prophets, saying, “You shall not prophesy.”
You will be filled with drunkenness and sorrow. A cup of horror and desolation, the cup of your sister Samaria.
He drank of the wine and became drunk and lay uncovered in his tent.
Woe to him who makes his neighbors drink— you pour out your wrath and make them drunk, in order to gaze at their nakedness!
For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins.
Whoredom, wine, and new wine, which take away the understanding.
The Lord has mingled within her a spirit of confusion, and they will make Egypt stagger in all its deeds, as a drunken man staggers in his vomit.
No more do they drink wine with singing; strong drink is bitter to those who drink it.
Ah, the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim, and the fading flower of its glorious beauty, which is on the head of the rich valley of those overcome with wine!
The proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim will be trodden underfoot.
These also reel with wine and stagger with strong drink; the priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, they are swallowed by wine, they stagger with strong drink, they reel in vision, they stumble in giving judgment.
For all tables are full of filthy vomit, with no space left.
Woe to those who rise early in the morning, that they may run after strong drink, who tarry late into the evening as wine inflames them!
Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine, and valiant men in mixing strong drink.
“Then you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Drink, be drunk and vomit, fall and rise no more, because of the sword that I am sending among you.’”
Awake, you drunkards, and weep, and wail, all you drinkers of wine, because of the sweet wine, for it is cut off from your mouth.
“But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk.”
“The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds.”
“And begins to beat his fellow servants and eats and drinks with drunkards.”
If a man should go about and utter wind and lies, saying, “I will preach to you of wine and strong drink,” he would be the preacher for this people!
For they are like entangled thorns, like drunkards as they drink; they are consumed like stubble fully dried.
Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.
Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat.
For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.
Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly.
It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to take strong drink.
Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress.
It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Masters Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.