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Noah began to be a man of the soil, and he planted a vineyard. He drank of the wine and became drunk and lay uncovered in his tent (Gen. 9:21);

Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was priest of God Most High (Gen. 14:18).

May God give you of the dew of heaven, of the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and wine (Gen. 27:28).

After that the Nazirite may drink wine (Num. 6:20).

When you come into your neighbor’s vineyard you may eat your fill of grapes at your pleasure, but you shall not put any in your container (Deuteronomy 23:24).

Then Israel shall dwell in safety, the fountain of Jacob alone, in a land of grain and new wine; His heavens shall also drop dew. Happy are you, O Israel (Deut. 33:28-29).

But the vine said to them: “Should I cease my new wine, which cheers both God and men, and go to sway over trees?” (Jud. 9:13; Was God cheered when Jesus drank wine?).

My cup runs over (Ps. 23:5; What is in the cup? A cup was usually a cup of wine. The Vulgate translates this phrase as follows: “And my inebriating chalice, how excellent it is!”).

You have shown your people hard things; You have made us drink the wine of confusion (Ps. 60:3).

You have brought a vine out of Egypt; You have cast out the nations, and planted it. You prepared room for it, and caused it to take deep root, and it filled the land (Ps. 80:8-9).

Return, we beseech You, O God of hosts; look down from heaven and see, and visit this vine, and the vineyard which Your hand has planted, and the branch that You made strong for Yourself (Ps. 80:14-15).

He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and vegetation for the service of man . . . and wine that makes glad the heart of man (Ps. 104:14-15).

Wine is a mocker, intoxicating drink arouses brawling, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise (Prov. 20:1).

He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich (Prov. 21:17).

Do not mix with winebibbers or with gluttonous eaters of meat; for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and drowsiness will clothe a man with rags (Prov. 23:20-21).

Give strong drink to him who is perishing, and wine to those who are bitter of heart (Prov. 31:6).

Nothing is better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and that his soul should enjoy good in his labor (Eccles. 2:24).

Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God has already accepted your works (Eccles. 9:7).

So I commended enjoyment, because a man has nothing better under the sun than to eat, drink, and be merry; for this will remain with him in his labor all the days of his life which God gives him under the sun (Eccles. 8:15).

A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes merry (Eccles. 10:19).

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine (Song of Solomon 1:2);

How much better is your love than wine (Song of Solomon 4:10);

How beautiful and pleasant you are, O loved one, with all your delights! . . . Oh may your breasts be like clusters of the vine . . .            and your mouth like the best wine (Song of Solomon 7:6, 8-9);

I would give you spiced wine to drink, the juice of my pomegranate. His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me! (Song of Solomon 8:2-3);

What more was there to do for My vineyard, that I have not done in it? When I looked for it to yield grapes, why did it yield wild grapes (Isa. 5:4).

And in this mountain the Lord of hosts will make a feast of choice pieces, a feast of wines on the lees (ESV has “well-aged wine”), of fat things full of marrow, of well-refined wines on the lees (ESV has “aged wine”) (Isa. 25:6).

In that day sing to her, a vineyard of red wine! I, the Lord, keep it, I water it every moment; lest any hurt it, I keep it night and day (Isa. 27:2-3).

Those who come He shall cause to take root in Jacob; Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the whole world with fruit (Isa. 27:6).

The Lord has trampled underfoot all my mighty men in my midst; He has called an assembly against me to crush my young men; the Lord trampled as in a winepress the virgin daughter of Judah (Lam. 1:15).

I shall return and take away . . . My new wine in its season (Hosea 2:9; note that God speaks of the wine as “My” wine).   I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness (Hosea 9:10).

Awake, you drunkards, and weep, and wail, all you drinkers of wine, because of the sweet wine, for it is cut off from your mouth (Joel 1:5).

The Lord will answer and say to His people, “Behold, I will send you grain and new wine and oil, and you will be satisfied by them; I will no longer make you a reproach among the nations” (Joel 2:19; the people will be “satisfied” by the wine that God will send).

Let the nations be wakened, and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; for there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations. Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, go down; for the winepress is full, the vats overflow—for their wickedness is great (Joel 3:12-13).

And it shall come to pass in that day that the mountain shall drip with new wine, the hills shall flow with milk (Joel 3:18).

“Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord, “when the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him who sows seed; the mountains shall drip with sweet wine and all the hills shall flow with it” (Amos 9:13).

I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine (Amos 9:14).

So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine (Jo. 4:46).

I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser (Jo. 15:1).

I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit (Jo. 15:5).

Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God (I Cor. 10:31).

And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit (Eph. 5:18).

A bishop must be above reproach . . . not a drunkard (I Tim. 2:2-3; lit., “alongside of wine,” meaning that one is not to be addicted).

Likewise deacons must be reverent . . . not given to much wine (I Tim. 3:8; ESV: “not addicted to much wine”).

No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for your stomach’s sake and your frequent infirmities (I Tim. 5:23).

For a bishop must be blameless . . . not given to wine (Tit. 1:7; ESV: “not . . . a drunkard”).

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine (Tit. 2:3).

Apocryphal Quotes:

Wine has been the ruin of many . . . Bitterness to the soul is much drinking of wine . . . Drunkenness increases the anger of a foolish man to his injury (Ecclesiasticus 31:25, 29, 30).

Wine is like life to men, if you drink it in moderation. What life has a man who is without wine? For it was created to give gladness to men (Ecclesiasticus 31:27).

An exhilaration to the heart and gladness to the soul is wine, drunk at the proper time and in sufficient quantity (Ecclesiasticus 31:28).

Wine and music delight the heart, but the love of wisdom is better than both of them (Ecclesiasticus 40:20).  

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