Enemies are not happy when the Lord delivers you from the bondage of Satan. Many that poses as friends are actually enemies as was the case for the born blind that Jesus healed. Drinking alcohol has been an issue with many questions whether God hates it or not. No part of the Bible supports drinking alcohol, so also God does like it because we destroy the temple of God through hard drinking. There are different Bible verses we have worked on for researchers. The research covers the Old Testament and New Testament.

The View of the Old Testament about Alcoholic Drinking

The Old Testament views heavy alcoholic drinking as against the will of God. The verses warn those who do it. And there is an instant consequence for doing so. The consequences in the Old Testament reduce wrongdoings. The researchers should learn more in searching for genuine Bible verses about wine, alcoholic drinking as recorded by the Old Testament.

Judges 9:13: “But the vine said to them, ‘Shall I leave my new wine, which cheers God and men, and go to wave over the trees?”

Proverbs 23:29-35: “Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? Those who linger long over wine. Those who go to taste mixed wine. Do not look on the wine when it is red. When it sparkles in the cup; When it goes down smoothly…”

Psalm 75:8: “For a cup is in the hand of the Lord, and the wine foams; it is well mixed, and He pours out of this; surely all the wicked of the earth must drain and drink down its dregs.

Joel 1:5: “Awake, drunkards, and weep; and wail, all you wine drinkers; on account of the sweet wine. That is cut off from your mouth.”

Isaiah 25:6: “The Lord of hosts will prepare a lavish banquet for all peoples on this mountain; a banquet of aged wine, choice pieces with marrow; and refined, aged wine.”

Genesis 9:21: “He drank of the wine and became drunk, and uncovered himself inside his tent.”

Judges 13:4: “Now therefore, be careful not to drink wine or strong drink, nor eat any unclean thing.”

Proverbs 31:4-5 : “It is not for kings, O Lemuel. It is not for kings to drink wine. Or for rulers to desire strong drink. For they will drink and forget what is decreed; And pervert the rights of all the afflicted.”

Habakkuk 2:15: “Woe to you who make your neighbors drink; who mix in your venom even to make them drunk and so as to look on their nakedness!”

Proverbs 23:20-21: “Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine; or with gluttonous eaters of meat; for the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty; and drowsiness will clothe one with rags.”

Proverbs 23:21: “For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty; and drowsiness will clothe one with rags.”

Isaiah 5:11-12: “Woe to those who rise early in the morning that they may pursue strong drink…”

Isaiah 28:1: “Woe to the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim; and to the fading flower of its glorious beauty; which is at the head of the fertile valley; of those who are overcome with wine!”

Leviticus 10:9-11: “Do not drink wine or strong drink, neither you nor your sons with you, when you come into the tent of meeting, so that you will not die…”

Deuteronomy 21:20: “They shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey us, he is a glutton and a drunkard.”

1 Samuel 1:14-15: “Then Eli said to her, “How long will you make yourself drunk? Put away your wine from you.” But Hannah replied, “No, my Lord, I am a woman oppressed in spirit; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have poured out my soul before the Lord.”

Proverbs 31:6-7 : “Give strong drink to him who is perishing; and wine to him whose life is bitter. Let him drink and forget his poverty; and remember his trouble no more.”

Ecclesiastes 2:3: “I explored with my mind how to stimulate my body with wine while my mind was guiding me wisely, and how to take hold of folly…”

Ecclesiastes 10:17: “Blessed are you, O land, whose king is of nobility and whose princes eat at the appropriate time—for strength and not for drunkenness.”

Isaiah 24:9: “They do not drink wine with song; strong drink is bitter to those who drink it.”

Proverbs 4:17: “For they eat the bread of wickedness; and drink the wine of violence.”

Isaiah 19:14: “The Lord has mixed within her a spirit of distortion; they have led Egypt astray in all that it does, as a drunken man staggers in his vomit.”

Proverbs 31:4: “It is not for kings, O Lemuel; it is not for kings to drink wine’ or for rulers to desire strong drink.”

Genesis 9:20-26: “Then Noah began farming and planted a vineyard. He drank of the wine and became drunk, and uncovered himself inside his tent…”

Deuteronomy 29:5-6: “…You have not eaten bread, nor have you drunk wine or strong drink, in order that you might know that I am the Lord your God.”

Deuteronomy 32:33: “Their wine is the venom of serpents, and the deadly poison of cobras.”

Genesis 9:20-21: “Then Noah began farming and planted a vineyard. He drank of the wine and became drunk, and uncovered himself inside his tent.”

Leviticus 10:8-11: “…Do not drink wine or strong drink, neither you nor your sons with you, when you come into the tent of meeting, so that you will not die…”

Deuteronomy 29:6: “You have not eaten bread, nor have you drunk wine or strong drink, in order that you might know that I am the Lord your God.”

Jeremiah 51:7: “Babylon has been a golden cup in the hand of the Lord, intoxicating all the earth. The nations have drunk of her wine; therefore, the nations are going mad.”

Ecclesiastes 9:7: “Go then, eat your bread in happiness and drink your wine with a cheerful heart; for God has already approved your works.”

Proverbs 20:1: “Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise; alcohol Consumption.”

Isaiah 5:22: “Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine, and valiant men in mixing strong drink.”

Isaiah 5:11: “Woe to those who rise early in the morning that they may pursue strong drink; who stay up late in the evening that wine may inflame them!”

Isaiah 28:7: “And these also reel with wine and stagger from strong drink: The priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, they are confused by wine, they stagger from strong drink…”

The View of the New Testament about Alcoholic Drinking

The New Testament sees drinking alcohol as the practice that God hates. The verses advise people or the victims to do away with heavy alcohol. Though there is no instant consequences in the New Testament but God is not happy with it. The researchers should learn more in searching for genuine Bible verses about wine, alcoholic drinking as recorded by the New Testament.

Galatians 5:21: “Envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

John 2:1-11: “On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding…”

Titus 1:7: “For the overseer must be above reproach as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain.”

Acts 2:13: “But others were mocking and saying, “They are full of sweet wine.”

Romans 13:13: “Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy.”

Titus 2:3: “Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good.”

Matthew 9:17: “Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise, the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are ruined; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins…”

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

1 Corinthians 10:31: “Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

Galatians 5:19-21: “…immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

Luke 21:34: “Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap.”

Matthew 11:19: “The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”

1 Corinthians 6:9-10: “…Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.”

1 Timothy 3:8: “Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain.”

Matthew 26:29: “But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”

John 2:10: “…Every man serves the good wine first, and when the people have drunk freely, then he serves the poorer wine; but you have kept the good wine until now.”

1 Corinthians 5:11: “But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a one.”