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82 Bible Verses About Temperance

Here are 82 Bible verses about temperance from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Galatians 5:23 KJV

Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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1 Corinthians 9:27 KJV

But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

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Titus 2:12 KJV

But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

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2 Peter 1:6 KJV

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

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Proverbs 25:16 KJV

And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

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Romans 12:1-2 KJV

Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

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1 Corinthians 9:25 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. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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Romans 13:14 KJV

And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

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1 Peter 5:8 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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Proverbs 23:1-3 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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Titus 1:8 KJV

When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.

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Philippians 4:13 KJV

But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

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Galatians 5:16 KJV

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Titus 2:2 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 3:16-17 KJV

That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

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Galatians 5:22-23 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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Romans 5:3-6 KJV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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Ephesians 5:18 KJV

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

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2 Peter 1:5 KJV

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

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1 Timothy 3:3 KJV

And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

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Galatians 5:22 KJV

Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

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1 Corinthians 6:9-11 KJV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

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Proverbs 25:28 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. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

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2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

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1 Timothy 3:2 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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Philippians 4:5 KJV

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

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Titus 2:3 KJV

Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

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Titus 1:7 KJV

The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

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1 Thessalonians 5:21 KJV

For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;

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Acts 24:25 KJV

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

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1 Timothy 3:8 KJV

And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

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1 Thessalonians 5:6-8 KJV

Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

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Philippians 3:20-21 KJV

Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

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Galatians 6:7-8 KJV

For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

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2 Peter 1:5-6 KJV

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

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John 8:32 KJV

And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

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Daniel 1:8 KJV

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

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Proverbs 16:32 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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1 Timothy 4:12 KJV

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

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Esther 1:8 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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1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV

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.

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1 Corinthians 7:9 KJV

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

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1 Peter 1:13 KJV

But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

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2 Timothy 4:5 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 9:24-27 KJV

But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

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John 14:6 KJV

Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

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Esther 1:7 KJV

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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John 15:13 KJV

And they gave them drink in vessels of gold, (the vessels being diverse one from another,) and royal wine in abundance, according to the state of the king.

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2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

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John 3:16 KJV

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

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1 John 4:1 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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Ephesians 5:11 KJV

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

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2 Corinthians 6:14 KJV

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

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Romans 12:1 KJV

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

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Proverbs 12:28 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 Peter 4:10 KJV

In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

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Romans 10:9-13 KJV

As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

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Acts 2:38 KJV

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

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1 John 4:8 KJV

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

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2 Timothy 3:3 KJV

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

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1 Timothy 3:11 KJV

Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

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1 Timothy 3:8-9 KJV

Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

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Proverbs 14:12 KJV

Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

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1 Samuel 13:12 KJV

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

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1 Peter 2:24 KJV

Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto the LORD: I forced myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering.

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1 Thessalonians 5:6 KJV

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

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Colossians 2:17 KJV

Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

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Philippians 4:8 KJV

Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

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Galatians 4:5 KJV

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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1 Corinthians 7:5 KJV

To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

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Romans 12:2 KJV

Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

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Romans 5:3-5 KJV

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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John 20:26 KJV

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

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John 16:33 KJV

And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.

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John 10:10 KJV

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

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Luke 1:37 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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Mark 16:16 KJV

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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Matthew 26:29 KJV

He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

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Genesis 43:31 KJV

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.

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1 Timothy 1:8 KJV

And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.

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Galatians 4:4 KJV

But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

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2 Corinthians 8:9 KJV

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

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1 Corinthians 15:26 KJV

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

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Romans 3:23 KJV

The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

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