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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Wine

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There are several Hebrew words translated wine, and though various expressions are attached to it as 'sweet,' 'new,' 'strong,' 'good,' 'mixed,' 'spiced,' 'on the lees,' all are wine ; and the wine was intoxicating, as seen already in the days of Noah. Genesis 9:21 . Intemperance is the abuse of it, and against such abuse there are abundant protests and warnings in the scripture. Wine is mentioned with corn and oil, among the good gifts wherewith God would bless His earthly people. Deuteronomy 7:13 ; Psalm 104:15 . It was daily offered in the temple as a drink offering. Numbers 28:7 .

Wine was created by the Lord in His first recorded miracle. John 2:3-10 . He was blasphemously spoken of as a wine-bibber; and He said at the last Passover, "I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God." Mark 14:25 . He also instituted the Lord's Supper with the cup of wine. Paul recommended Timothy to take a little wine for his frequent sickness; and a bishop must not be given to much wine. There is therefore adequate evidence that wine is regarded as a beneficent gift of God, of which man may make a moderate use. If, however, a man has no power over his appetite, doubtless he had better abstain from wine altogether. Drunkards shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:10 .


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Wine '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/w/wine.html. 1897.

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Saturday, August 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 14 / Ordinary 19
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