they must abstain from wine(A) and other fermented drink and must not drink vinegar(B) made from wine or other fermented drink. They must not drink grape juice or eat grapes(C) or raisins.

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The accompanying drink offering(A) is to be a quarter of a hin of fermented drink(B) with each lamb. Pour out the drink offering to the Lord at the sanctuary.(C)

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26 Use the silver to buy whatever you like: cattle, sheep, wine or other fermented drink,(A) or anything you wish. Then you and your household shall eat there in the presence of the Lord your God and rejoice.(B)

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You ate no bread and drank no wine or other fermented drink.(A) I did this so that you might know that I am the Lord your God.”(B)

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Now see to it that you drink no wine or other fermented drink(A) and that you do not eat anything unclean.(B)

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20 Wine(A) is a mocker(B) and beer a brawler;
    whoever is led astray(C) by them is not wise.(D)

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Saying 19

29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow?
    Who has strife? Who has complaints?
    Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?
30 Those who linger over wine,(A)
    who go to sample bowls of mixed wine.
31 Do not gaze at wine when it is red,
    when it sparkles in the cup,
    when it goes down smoothly!
32 In the end it bites like a snake
    and poisons like a viper.
33 Your eyes will see strange sights,
    and your mind will imagine confusing things.
34 You will be like one sleeping on the high seas,
    lying on top of the rigging.
35 “They hit me,” you will say, “but I’m not hurt!
    They beat me, but I don’t feel it!
When will I wake up
    so I can find another drink?”(B)

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It is not for kings, Lemuel—
    it is not for kings to drink wine,(A)
    not for rulers to crave beer,
lest they drink(B) and forget what has been decreed,(C)
    and deprive all the oppressed of their rights.
Let beer be for those who are perishing,
    wine(D) for those who are in anguish!
Let them drink(E) and forget their poverty
    and remember their misery no more.

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And these also stagger(A) from wine(B)
    and reel(C) from beer:
Priests(D) and prophets(E) stagger from beer
    and are befuddled with wine;
they reel from beer,
    they stagger when seeing visions,(F)
    they stumble when rendering decisions.

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

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11 If a liar and deceiver(A) comes and says,
    ‘I will prophesy for you plenty of wine and beer,’(B)
    that would be just the prophet for this people!(C)

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15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink,(A) and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit(B) even before he is born.(C)

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18 Do not get drunk on wine,(A) which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,(B)

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not given to drunkenness,(A) not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome,(B) not a lover of money.(C)

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Since an overseer(A) manages God’s household,(B) he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.(C)

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