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21 Then he drank of the wine (A)and was drunk, and became uncovered in his tent.

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Wine Is a Mocker

20 Wine (A)is a mocker,
Strong drink is a brawler,
And whoever is led astray by it is not wise.

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(A)Lest they drink and forget the law,
And pervert the justice of all [a]the afflicted.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 31:5 Lit. sons of affliction

But they also (A)have erred through wine,
And through intoxicating drink are out of the way;
(B)The priest and the prophet have erred through intoxicating drink,
They are swallowed up by wine,
They are out of the way through intoxicating drink;
They err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

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21 (A)No priest shall drink wine when he enters the inner court.

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The Idolatry of Israel

11 “Harlotry, wine, and new wine (A)enslave the heart.

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15 For he will be (A)great in the sight of the Lord, and (B)shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, (C)even from his mother’s womb.

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18 And (A)do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit,

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not [a]given to wine, not violent, [b]not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not [c]covetous;

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 3:3 addicted
  2. 1 Timothy 3:3 NU omits not greedy for money
  3. 1 Timothy 3:3 loving money

For a [a]bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, (A)not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money,

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Footnotes

  1. Titus 1:7 Lit. overseer

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