Wine is a mocker, strong drink is a brawler, and whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
Cross ReferencesEphesians 5:18
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to reckless indiscretion. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.
But when he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and uncovered himself inside his tent.
"You and your sons are not to drink wine or strong drink when you enter the Tent of Meeting, or else you will die; this is a perpetual statute for the generations to come.
1 Samuel 25:36
When Abigail returned to Nabal, there he was in the house, holding a feast fit for a king, in high spirits and very drunk. So she told him nothing until morning light.
2 Samuel 11:13
Then David invited Uriah to eat and drink with him, and he got Uriah drunk. And in the evening he went out to lie down on his cot with his master's servants, but he did not go home.
1 Kings 20:16
They marched out at noon while Ben-hadad and the 32 kings allied with him were in their tents getting drunk.
Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat.
Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaints? Who has needless wounds? Who has bloodshot eyes?
Those who linger over wine, those who go to taste mixed drinks.
In the end it bites like a snake and stings like a viper.
It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to crave strong drink,
Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine, and champions in mixing beer,
These also stagger from wine and stumble from strong drink: Priests and prophets reel from strong drink and are befuddled by wine. They stumble because of strong drink, muddled in their visions and stumbling in their judgments.
"Come, let me get the wine, let us imbibe the strong drink, and tomorrow will be like today, only far better!"
Promiscuity, wine, and new wine take away understanding.
furthermore, wine betrays; an arrogant man is never at rest. He enlarges his appetite like Sheol, and like Death, he is never satisfied. He gathers all nations to himself and collects all the peoples as his own.
Chapter Outline1. Proper Living
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