Wine in the Bible

Made from grapes

  • Genesis 40:11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.
  • Genesis 49:11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
  • Also Isaiah 25:6; Jeremiah 40:1,12.

Definition of wine

From pomegranates

  • Song of Solomon 8:2 I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother's house, who would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate.

"Wine" Bible Outline

Kept in jars

  • Jeremiah 13:12 Therefore thou shalt speak unto them this word; Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Every bottle shall be filled with wine: and they shall say unto thee, Do we not certainly know that every bottle shall be filled with wine?
  • Jeremiah 48:12 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will send unto him wanderers, that shall cause him to wander, and shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles.

In skins (R. V.)

  • Joshua 9:4 They did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine bottles, old, and rent, and bound up;
  • Joshua 9:13 And these bottles of wine, which we filled, were new; and, behold, they be rent: and these our garments and our shoes are become old by reason of the very long journey.
  • Also Job 32:19; Matthew 9:17; Luke 5:37-38.

In bottles

  • Joshua 9:4 They did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine bottles, old, and rent, and bound up;
  • Joshua 9:13 And these bottles of wine, which we filled, were new; and, behold, they be rent: and these our garments and our shoes are become old by reason of the very long journey.
  • Also Job 32:19; Jeremiah 13:12; 48:12; Matthew 9:17; Luke 5:37-38.

Cellars for

  • 1 Chronicles 27:27 And over the vineyards was Shimei the Ramathite: over the increase of the vineyards for the wine cellars was Zabdi the Shiphmite:

New

  • Haggai 1:11 And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that which the ground bringeth forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour of the hands.

Old

  • Luke 5:39 No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.

Medicinal use of

  • Proverbs 31:6-7 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. 7 Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

Recommended by Paul to Timothy

  • 1 Timothy 5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.

Used at meals

  • Matthew 26:27-29 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
  • Also Mark 14:23.

Made by Jesus at the marriage feast in Cana

  • John 2:9-10 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, 10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.

Sacramental use of

  • Matthew 26:27-29 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
  • Also Luke 22:17-20.

Forbidden to priests while on duty

  • Leviticus 10:9 Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:
  • Ezekiel 44:21 Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.

Forbidden to Nazarites

  • Numbers 6:2-3 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When either man or woman shall separate themselves to vow a vow of a Nazarite, to separate themselves unto the LORD: 3 He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.

See NAZARITE

Abstinence from

Of Daniel

  • Daniel 1:5 And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king's meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king.
  • Daniel 1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
  • Also Daniel 1:16; 10:3.

Of the courtiers of Ahasuerus

  • Esther 1:8 And the drinking was according to the law; none did compel: for so the king had appointed to all the officers of his house, that they should do according to every man's pleasure.

Of Timothy

  • 1 Timothy 5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.

Samson's mother forbidden to drink

  • Judges 13:4-5 Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing: 5 For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no rasor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.

Forbidden to kings

  • Proverbs 31:4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:

Denied to the Israelites in the wilderness, so that they could know that the Lord was their God

  • Deuteronomy 29:6 Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink: that ye might know that I am the LORD your God.

Offered with sacrifices

  • Exodus 29:40 And with the one lamb a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil; and the fourth part of an hin of wine for a drink offering.
  • Leviticus 23:13 And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto the LORD for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin.
  • Also Numbers 15:5,10; 28:7,14.

Given by Melchizedek to Abraham

  • Genesis 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.

Fermented

  • Leviticus 10:9 Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:
  • Numbers 6:3 He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.
  • Also Numbers 28:7; Deuteronomy 14:26; 29:6; Proverbs 23:31-32; Mark 2:22.

Refined

  • Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
  • Jeremiah 48:11 Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed.

Of staggering (R. V.)

  • Psalms 60:3 Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.

Inflames the eyes

  • Genesis 49:12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

Commerce in

  • Revelation 18:13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

Banquets of

  • Esther 5:6 And the king said unto Esther at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed.

Cheap wine (like vinegar) given to Jesus at the crucifixion

  • Matthew 27:48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.
  • Mark 15:23 And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.
  • Also Luke 23:36; John 19:29.

Intoxication from the use of

  • Psalms 104:15 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.
  • Proverbs 4:17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

INSTANCES OF INTOXICATION FROM

Noah

  • Genesis 9:21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

Lot

  • Genesis 19:32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

Joseph and his brothers

  • Genesis 43:34 And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.

Nabal

  • 1 Samuel 25:36 And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.

Amnon

  • 2 Samuel 13:28-29 Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark ye now when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say unto you, Smite Amnon; then kill him, fear not: have not I commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant. 29 And the servants of Absalom did unto Amnon as Absalom had commanded. Then all the king's sons arose, and every man gat him up upon his mule, and fled.

Ahasuerus

  • Esther 1:10 On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven chamberlains that served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king,

Kings of Israel

  • Hosea 7:5 In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with bottles of wine; he stretched out his hand with scorners.

Falsely charged against the disciples

  • Acts 2:13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

FIGURATIVE

Of the divine judgments

  • Psalms 60:3 Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.
  • Psalms 75:8 For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.
  • Also Jeremiah 51:7.

Of the joy of wisdom

  • Proverbs 9:2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.
  • Proverbs 9:5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.

Of the joys of spiritual matters

  • Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
  • Isaiah 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
  • Also Joel 2:19.

Of abominations

  • Revelation 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
  • Revelation 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

SYMBOLICAL

Of the blood of Jesus

  • Matthew 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
  • Mark 14:23-24 And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. 24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.
  • Also Luke 22:20; John 6:53-56.

UNCLASSIFIED SCRIPTURES RELATING TO

  • Deuteronomy 14:26 And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household,
  • Deuteronomy 33:28 Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew.
  • Also 2 Kings 18:32; 2 Chronicles 32:28; Nehemiah 10:39; Psalms 4:7; 104:14-15; Proverbs 31:6-7; Ecclesiastes 2:3,11; Isaiah 56:12; Hosea 2:8,22; 7:14; Joel 1:5; 2:24; 3:3; Amos 6:6; Habakkuk 2:5; Haggai 1:11; Zechariah 9:17; 10:7; 1 Timothy 5:23.

See VINE

See VINEYARD

ADMONITIONS AGAINST THE USE OF

  • Leviticus 10:9 Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:
  • Numbers 6:3 He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.
  • Also Judges 13:4; Proverbs 20:1; 21:17; 23:29-32; 31:4-5; Isaiah 5:11,22; 24:9; 28:1,3,7; Jeremiah 23:9; 35:2-10,14,18-19; Ezekiel 44:21; Hosea 4:11; Luke 1:15; Romans 14:21; Ephesians 5:18; Titus 2:3.

See ABSTINENCE

See DRUNKENNESS

 
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