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Noah In Biblical Wine Quotes

Noah drank too much wine

According to the Bible Noah was the first person to drink wine, and got drunk. This should be a lesson to all of us.

You may be surprised. The Bible and many key religious figures, both ancient and modern, have been quite outspoken about the benefits of wine in moderation. We will not quote here, or elsewhere, any anti-wine religious sources.

A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
Ecclesiastes; or The Preacher, 10:19

Eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart.
Ecclesiastes 9:7

Foresake not an old friend, for the new is not comparable to him. A new friend is as new as wind: when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
Ecclesiastes 9:10

Wine was created from the beginning to make men joyful, and not to make men drunk. Wine drunk with moderation is the joy of soul and the heart.
Ecclesiastes 31:35-36

Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard.
When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent.
Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father's nakedness and told his two brothers outside.
Genesis 9

After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him,
the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley).
Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine.
He was priest of God Most High, and he blessed Abram, saying,
"Blessed be Abram by God Most High,
Creator of heaven and earth."
Genesis 14

" "Are you really my son Esau?" he asked.
"I am," he replied.
Then he said, "My son, bring me some of your game to eat, so that I may give you my blessing."
Jacob brought it to him and he ate; and he brought some wine and he drank.
Then his father Isaac said to him, "Come here, my son, and kiss me."
Genesis 27

Wine which cheereth God and man.
Judges 9:13

No one that has drunk old wine wants new; for he says, "The old is nice."
Luke 5:39

Neither do men put new wine into old bottles.
Gospel According to Matthew

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Proverbs 20:1

Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
Proverbs 23:31-32)

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

Who hath woe? Who hath sorrow? Who hath contentions? Who hath babblings? Who hath wounds without cause? Who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
Proverbs 23:29-30

He makes grass grow for the cattle,
and plants for man to cultivate-
bringing forth food from the earth:
wine that gladdens the heart of man,
oil to make his face shine,
and bread that sustains his heart.
The trees of the Lord are well watered,
the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
Psalm 104

Thou hast showed thy people hard things: Thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.
The Book of Psalms, 60:3

I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of the boughs thereof; now also thy breasts shall be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of thy nose like apples;
And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.
The Song of Solomon 7:8-9

How much better is thy love than wine!
The Song of Solomon 4:10

Like the best wine . . . that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.
The Song of Solomon 7:9

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

He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long.
Martin Luther, German theologian, (1483-1546)

If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good?
Cardinal Richeleu, French Prime Minister, 1585-1642

Up to the age of forty eating is beneficial. After forty, drinking.
The Talmud, 200BC

They are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
The Book of the Prophet Isaiah, 29:9

Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake.
The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy, 5:23

I have enjoyed great health at a great age because everyday since I can remember I have consumed a bottle of wine except when I have not felt well. Then I have consumed two bottles.
A Bishop of Seville

Beer is made by men, Wine by God.
Martin Luther, German founder of Lutheranism, (1483-1546)

Who does not love wine, women, and song, remains a fool his whole life long.
Martin Luther, German founder of Lutheranism, (1483-1546)

Wine is at the head of all medicines; where wine is lacking, drugs are necessary.
The Talmud

There is no gladness without wine.
The Babylonian Talmud

If a man deliberately abstains from wine to such an extent that he does serious harm to his nature, he will not be free from blame.
Saint Thomas Aquinas, Italian religious philosopher, (c. 1225-1274)

Wine...is one of the noblest cordials in nature.
John Wesleył English founder of Methodism, (1703-1791)

Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of good wine
St. Thomas Aquinas, Italian religious philosopher, (c. 1225-1274)

Wine in itself is an excellent thing.
Pope Pius XII, 1876-1958

Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
Pope John XXIII, 1881-1963

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