“You and your sons are not to drink wine(A) or beer(B) when you enter the tent of meeting, or else you will die; this is a permanent statute(C) throughout your generations.

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he is to abstain[a] from wine and beer.(A) He must not drink vinegar made from wine or from beer. He must not drink any grape juice or eat fresh grapes or raisins.

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 6:3 In Hb, the words Nazirite, consecrate, and abstain are related and involve the idea of separation.

you did not eat bread or drink wine or beer—so that you might know that I am Yahweh your God.

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Now please be careful not to drink wine or beer,(A) or to eat anything unclean;(B)

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22 Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine,
who are fearless at mixing beer,(A)

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They no longer sing and drink wine;
beer is bitter to those who drink it.

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These also stagger because of wine
and stumble under the influence of beer:
priest and prophet stagger because of beer,
they are confused by wine.(A)
They stumble because of beer,
they are muddled in their visions,
they stumble in their judgments.

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12 “Come, let me get some wine,
let’s guzzle some beer;
and tomorrow will be like today,
only far better!”(A)

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