10 Bible Verses About Doing Drugs
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10 Bible Verses About Doing Drugs


Drug use has been a pervasive issue across cultures and generations for centuries. While some drugs are used for medicinal purposes, others are used recreationally and are illegal. The Bible, one of the world’s most influential religious texts, does not explicitly address drug use or addiction. However, it does offer teachings and warnings about the dangers of engaging in behaviors that alter one’s state of mind or judgment, which can be applied to drug use.

In this list, we will explore ten Bible verses from the New King James Version (NKJV) that can be interpreted as warnings against drug use. These verses highlight the importance of living a sober and righteous life and avoiding temptation and sinful behavior. They also emphasize the idea that our bodies are sacred vessels and should be treated with respect rather than subjected to harmful substances or behaviors.

While these verses do not specifically address drug addiction or drug use, they offer important guidance on how to live a virtuous life and warn against engaging in behaviors that can lead to harm or sin. These teachings may be helpful for those struggling with addiction or those who seek to maintain a sober lifestyle, reminding us of the importance of self-control, humility, and faith in leading a fulfilling life.

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Bible Verses About Doing Drugs

  1. “Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.” (Romans 13:13)
  2. “Wine is a mocker, Strong drink is a brawler, And whoever is led astray by it is not wise.” (Proverbs 20:1)
  3. “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” (Ephesians 5:11)
  4. “For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.” (1 John 2:16)
  5. “Do not be deceived: ‘Evil company corrupts good habits.'” (1 Corinthians 15:33)

  1. “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age.” (Titus 2:11-12)
  2. “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?” (1 Corinthians 6:19)
  3. “And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit.” (Ephesians 5:18)
  4. “Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin.” (1 Peter 4:1)
  5. “But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.” (Romans 13:14)


In conclusion, the Bible does not specifically address drug use or addiction. However, these ten Bible verses from the NKJV version can be interpreted as warnings against drug use and related behaviors. These teachings emphasize the importance of living a virtuous life, avoiding temptation, and treating our bodies as sacred vessels.

For those struggling with addiction, these verses can offer hope and guidance toward leading a sober and righteous life. They remind us that through faith, self-control, and humility, we can overcome the temptations of this world and live in accordance with God’s will.

Ultimately, these Bible verses serve as a reminder that the pursuit of earthly pleasures and desires can lead us astray, but a life lived in accordance with God’s teachings will lead to true fulfillment and happiness.

Pastor Duke Taber
Pastor Duke Taber

Pastor Duke Taber

All articles have been written or reviewed by Pastor Duke Taber.
Pastor Duke Taber is an alumnus of Life Pacific University and Multnomah Biblical Seminary.
He has been in pastoral ministry since 1988.
Today he is the owner and managing editor of 3 successful Christian websites that support missionaries around the world.
He is currently starting a brand new church in Mesquite NV called Mesquite Worship Center, a Non-Denominational Spirit Filled Christian church in Mesquite Nevada.