Drunkenness is a state of intoxication caused by the consumption of alcoholic beverages. It is characterized by slurred speech, unsteady gait, and impaired judgment. Alcoholism is a chronic condition that can lead to long-term health problems, including liver disease, heart disease, and pancreatitis.
Drunkenness has been a part of human culture since the earliest civilizations. Ancient Egyptians and Babylonians worshipped gods and goddesses associated with wine and beer.
There are a few things in the Bible that mention drunkenness. In one instance, Noah got drunk and was naked in his tent (Genesis 9:21). Another time, Lot’s daughters got him drunk so they could have children by him (Genesis 19:30-38). And Job’s wife told him to curse God and die after he had lost everything, including his health (Job 2:9-10).
While drunkenness is not specifically condemned in the Bible, it is certainly not condoned. Getting drunk can lead to poor decision making, as we see in the examples above. It can also lead to physical and emotional harm.
In Proverbs 23:29-35, we are warned about the dangers of alcoholism. These verses tell us that alcohol will “bite like a snake” and ” sting like a scorpion.” Alcohol can ruin our health, our relationships, and our lives.
Drunkenness can lead to dangerous behaviors that can result in injury or death. It is estimated that alcohol plays a role in 40% of all violent crimes in the United States. Drunk driving is a leading cause of automobile accidents and fatalities.
Excessive drinking can also cause financial problems. It is estimated that alcoholics spend more than $100 billion each year on alcohol-related expenses. This includes the cost of health care, lost productivity, and property damage.
If you or someone you know is struggling with alcoholism, there is help available. There are many resources out there to help people overcome this addiction. Alcoholics Anonymous is one organization that has helped millions of people recover from alcoholism. If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out for it. There is no shame in admitting that you need help to overcome an addiction. Getting help can be the first step on the road to recovery.
Bible Verses About Drunkenness
1. Proverbs 23:21
For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
2. 1 Thessalonians 5:7
For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
3. 1 Samuel 1:15
And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD.
4. Galatians 5:21
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.
5. Isaiah 5:22
Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
6. Luke 21:34
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
7. Habakkuk 2:15
Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!
8. John 2:10
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.
9. Titus 1:7
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;
10. Acts 2:15
For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
11. Luke 5:39
No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.
12. Genesis 19:36
Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
13. Genesis 9:24
And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
14. Isaiah 51:21
Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine:
15. Proverbs 20:1
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
16. Romans 13:13
Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
17. Genesis 9:22
And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
18. 1 Corinthians 6:10
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
19. Genesis 9:21
And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
20. Ephesians 5:18
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
21. Isaiah 28:7
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.
22. Proverbs 31:4
It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:
23. 1 Peter 4:3
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:
24. Isaiah 5:11
Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!
25. 1 Timothy 3:3
Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
26. Proverbs 31:6
Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
27. Proverbs 23:29
Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?
28. Jeremiah 25:27
Therefore thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Drink ye, and be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.
29. Proverbs 23:20
Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:
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