4544 wine

4544 wine

Drink made from fermented grape juice, often drunk instead of water in biblical times. Scripture recognises the richness of wine and its value in bringing joy to people; however, it condemns the excessive drinking of wine, and recommends total abstinence in some situations.

Offerings of wine

Nu 15:5 See also Ex 29:40; Lev 23:12-13; Nu 28:14; Dt 32:37-38; 1Sa 1:24; Ezr 6:8-10

Tithes and firstfruits of wine

Ne 13:12 See also Nu 18:11-12; Dt 12:17; Dt 14:23-26; Dt 18:4-5; 2Ch 31:4-5

Wine as a sign of blessing

Ge 27:28 See also Dt 7:13; Dt 11:13-14; Dt 33:28; 2Ki 18:31-32; 1Ch 12:40; Ps 4:7; Pr 3:9-10; Jer 31:12; Joel 2:18-24; Joel 3:18; Am 9:13-14

Lack of wine as a sign of God’s displeasure

Jer 48:33 See also Dt 28:38-51; Isa 24:7-9; Joel 1:10; Hag 2:14-16

Wine as an alternative to water

1Ti 5:23 See also Ge 14:17-18; Jdg 19:19; La 2:12; Mt 27:48 pp Mk 15:36 pp Lk 23:36 pp Jn 19:28-29

Wine with meals

Ge 27:25 See also Ru 2:14; Job 1:18-19; Pr 9:1-6; Isa 22:13

The pleasant taste and effects of wine

Isa 25:6 See also Jdg 9:12-13; Ps 104:14-15; Ecc 9:7; Ecc 10:19; SS 1:2-4; SS 4:10; SS 7:8-9

The dangers of drinking wine

Pr 20:1 See also Ge 9:20-27 Noah; Ge 19:30-38 Lot and his daughters; 1Sa 1:13-15; 2Sa 13:28; Est 1:10-12; Isa 28:1,7; Hos 7:3-5; Joel 1:5; Na 1:9-10; Ac 2:1-21; Eph 5:18

The irresponsibility of wine drinkers

Pr 21:17 See also Pr 23:19-21,29-35; Pr 31:4-7; Ecc 2:3; Isa 5:11-12,22-23; Isa 22:13; Isa 56:12; Mic 2:11

Abstinence from wine

Lev 10:9 See also Nu 6:1-21; Jdg 13:2-7; Jer 35:1-19; Eze 44:21; Da 1:3-16; Da 10:1-3; Am 2:11-12; Lk 1:11-17; Lk 7:33

Stores of wine

2Ch 32:28 See also 1Ch 9:29; 1Ch 27:27; 2Ch 11:11-12; Ne 10:37-39

Wine stewards

Est 1:7-8 See also Ge 40:1-13; Ne 1:11-2:1

Trade in wine

Joel 3:3 See also Rev 18:11-13

Jesus Christ’s miracle of water turned into wine

Jn 2:1-11

Drugged wine

Mt 27:34 pp Mk 15:23

Metaphorical use of wine

Ps 75:8 God’s wrath is often pictured as a cup of wine to be drunk. See also Ge 49:11-12; Job 32:19; Ps 60:3; Ps 78:65; Pr 4:17; Isa 55:1 quenching spiritual thirst; Jer 23:9; Jer 25:15; Jer 48:11; Jer 51:7 illustrating judgment and the moral decadence of Babylon the Great; Rev 14:8-10; Rev 16:19; Rev 17:1-2; Rev 18:3

Wine as a symbol of the suffering and death of Jesus Christ

Lk 22:20 pp Mt 26:27-28 pp Mk 14:23-24 pp 1Co 11:25-26

See also

4410banquets
4435drinking
4458grape
4534vine
4536vinegar
4538vineyard
4546winepress
4548wineskin
7350drink offering
7933Lord’s Supper

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