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79 Bible Verses About Substance Abuse

Here are 79 Bible verses about substance abuse from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

1 Corinthians 6:10 KJV

Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

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1 Corinthians 15:33 KJV

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

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Ephesians 5:18 KJV

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

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Galatians 5:21 KJV

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

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Proverbs 20:1 KJV

Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

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Isaiah 5:11 KJV

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

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1 Peter 4:7 KJV

Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!

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1 Corinthians 5:11 KJV

But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

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1 Peter 5:8 KJV

But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

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Romans 12:1 KJV

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

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1 Peter 1:13 KJV

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

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1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV

Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

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1 Corinthians 3:16-17 KJV

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

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1 Corinthians 6:19-20 KJV

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

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Matthew 6:13 KJV

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

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Philippians 4:13 KJV

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

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1 Corinthians 6:12 KJV

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Romans 13:13 KJV

All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

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Proverbs 21:17 KJV

Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

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1 Timothy 5:23 KJV

He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

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Daniel 1:8 KJV

Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.

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Titus 2:12 KJV

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.

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2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV

Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

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1 Corinthians 3:17 KJV

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

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Romans 6:16 KJV

If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

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Proverbs 31:4 KJV

Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

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Revelation 21:8 KJV

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

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Hosea 4:11 KJV

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

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Hebrews 10:26 KJV

Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.

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Ephesians 5:11 KJV

For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

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Judges 13:7 KJV

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

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James 4:7 KJV

But he said unto me, Behold, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and now drink no wine nor strong drink, neither eat any unclean thing: for the child shall be a Nazarite to God from the womb to the day of his death.

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2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

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1 Corinthians 6:19 KJV

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

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1 Timothy 4:12 KJV

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

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Galatians 5:20 KJV

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

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Romans 12:3 KJV

Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

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Matthew 6:33 KJV

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

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Revelation 9:21 KJV

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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1 Peter 5:7 KJV

Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

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James 4:10 KJV

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

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Galatians 5:16 KJV

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

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Galatians 5:1 KJV

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

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1 Corinthians 6:18 KJV

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

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1 Corinthians 6:9-10 KJV

Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

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John 8:44 KJV

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

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Matthew 22:39 KJV

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

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Isaiah 28:7 KJV

And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

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Revelation 18:23 KJV

But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

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3 John 1:2 KJV

And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

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1 John 2:16 KJV

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

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1 Peter 5:10 KJV

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

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James 2:26 KJV

But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

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Titus 3:1 KJV

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

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Colossians 3:5 KJV

Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

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John 8:32 KJV

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

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John 3:16 KJV

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

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John 3:16-17 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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Matthew 18:8-9 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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Proverbs 23:31 KJV

Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

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Proverbs 23:29 KJV

Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.

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1 John 3:8 KJV

Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?

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1 John 1:9 KJV

He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

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1 Peter 2:13-14 KJV

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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James 1:22 KJV

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

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Romans 13:1 KJV

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

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Acts 5:29 KJV

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

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Matthew 11:28-30 KJV

Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

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Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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Isaiah 41:10 KJV

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

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Proverbs 4:23 KJV

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

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Revelation 1:1 KJV

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

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Ephesians 2:8 KJV

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

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Galatians 5:23 KJV

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

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Romans 13:14 KJV

Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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John 10:10 KJV

But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

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John 8:36 KJV

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

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Matthew 26:41 KJV

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

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1 Chronicles 16:11 KJV

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

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Exodus 12:8 KJV

Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.

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