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1 Timothy 5:23

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


- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of 1 Timothy 5:23

Drinke no longer water, but vse a little wine for thy stomackes sake, and thine often infirmities.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

No longer drink water {exclusively,} but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be no longer a drinker of water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not take only water as your drink, but take a little wine for the good of your stomach, and because you are frequently ill.
- Basic English Bible

Drink no longer only water, but use a little wine on account of thy stomach and thy frequent illnesses.
- Darby Bible

Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake, and thy frequent infirmities.
- Webster's Bible

(No longer be a water-drinker; but take a little wine for the sake of your digestion and your frequent ailments.)
- Weymouth Bible

Be no longer a drinker of water only, but use a little wine for your stomach's sake and your frequent infirmities.
- World English Bible

Nyle thou yit drinke watir, but vse a litil wyn, for thi stomac, and `for thin ofte fallynge infirmytees.
- Wycliffe Bible

no longer be drinking water, but a little wine be using, because of thy stomach and of thine often infirmities;
- Youngs Literal Bible

 

People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 5:23

1Ti 5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake. I suppose the thought of Timothy's trials called to mind a sense of his physical condition. Hence, he gives a medical prescription. The water of that region is not good. The writer well remembers a fearfully sick day that he passed at Ephesus in 1889, due to the water. Paul, hence, advises that instead, he try the light wines, with only the smallest percentage of alcohol. And thine often infirmities. The prescription is not of a beverage, but of a remedy for an invalid.

 

Comments for 1 Timothy 5:23

Diyo Alex's comment on 2014-11-18 03:12:14:

A Christians we are not to encourage drunkedness and over consumption of alcohol or the use of alcohol for as an escapism from the stress of life.Our complete dependance must be on the Lord Jesus Christ...the worldly life uses alcohol for recreational purposes but we are encouraged to use a little wine for health reasons...hence not a lot for other reasons but for health sake...In context of the word G d encourages healthy living...as a drunkard will not enter the Kingdom of G d as the scriptures point out. Wine for Health! Amen.

 

Zamia's comment on 2014-10-20 18:22:59:

Wine is also another term for grape juice. Juice helps with illnesses such as hypoglycemia which causes one to pass out. I just had The Lord speak to me this scripture and I didn 't understand it at the time because I don 't drink anymore but I just received a diagnosis of hypoglycemia and I now understand what He was trying to say. Juice is what helps an episode of low blood sugar. I 've only been drinking water for a really long time. This scripture is correct if you think of the context.

 

RichE's comment on 2014-09-13 15:58:06:

Some of you speak as if you have authority on this subject, you do not. The Bible absolutely permits you to drink wine. Jesus said "Drink of this cup, Some of you speak as if you have authority on this subject, you do not. The Bible absolutely permits you to drink wine. Jesus said "Drink of this cup, For this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. The old covenant was water. That was the miracle changing water into wine. Sin is everywhere and its not an action but a spirit. Do we not know that being a Christian is not just a lifestyle, its a spiritual war? Drinking of the wine is to find sin in and around us. John 1 5, For the light shine through the darkness and the darkness and the darkness comprehended it not. All of you please ask the Lord about this. Pray the Lords prayer

 

SIMON OKHASO's comment on 2014-08-07 04:33:01:

WAS IT THAT MIRACLES HAD CEASED? BECAUSE AN ANNOINTED MAN OF GOD LIKE PAUL AND AN APOSTLE FOR THAT MATTER WHO HAD HEALED MANY INFIRMITIES, WHEN I STAND TO TEACH IN MY CHURCH, I DON 'T REALLY UNDERSTAND WHY DID HE NOT HEAL THIS YOUNG EVANGELIST OF HIS WHO WAS ALWAYS WITH HIM A GOOD PERCENTAGE OF HIS LIFE? INFACT TIMOTHY WAS NOT DEAD LIKE THOSE PAUL RAISED FROM THE DEAD. TIMOTHY HAD ONLY A MINOR INFIRMITY IN HIS STOMACH??? I MEA I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS.

 

Victor's comment on 2014-05-23 06:10:25:

First of all God is not a God of confusion.in 1timothy 5 23...always remember that its for thy stomach and infirmities "sake " .hope we know what in quote means.

 

BoIT04's comment on 2014-04-07 06:55:57:

Reading with the setting and the circumstances that Timothy was in in mind we realize that the prescription was for Timothy to drink in little amount,and little concentration,the alcohol. It was during this time that the water was contaminated so Paul advised him to let go of the legalism of maintaining purity from alcohol and instead take a little for his health. But if this was a private prescription to Timothy,why include it in the Bible which clearly can never be described as a 'Private n Confidential ' diary? For the sole reason that we should learn from its core teaching legalism to the Scriptures does not bind in a way that the life of man is threatened. Simple!

 

Mawethu Mlombi's comment on 2014-03-21 00:14:21:

When Jesus turn water into a wine he did not put drug in it that is why Paul gave Timothy a glass of wine so that he my feel well and bible tell us that you may not get drunk with wine but you may fully with Holly Spirit because your body is a temple of a Living God

 

Greg's comment on 2014-02-07 19:19:59:

I m not a Bible student but I can recall that Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding So why would the Bible forbid moderate consumption of wine It is drunkenness which is forbidden

 

John's comment on 2014-02-07 12:01:03:

Truly bible condems drinking eating anything that May impairs ua justement can a little wine fall in dat category

 

Dick Anderson's comment on 2014-01-26 14:49:41:

The exegesis of Paul's recommendation to Timothy about wine is pretty slim, in the discussion, here. There is NO, repeat NO admonition against moderate wine intake ANYWHERE in scripture, including the Apochrypha. Wine, olive oil, and honey have always been symbols taken literally for increase, health, and generosity. While the nature of mankind is fallen, we are not without comfort from the Holy Spirit, the hallowed gifts of the Father, and most blessed Salvation from the knowable Person of God, Jesus, the messiah.

 

Dee's comment on 2013-12-03 07:12:57:

The consistent theme of the bible is all things in moderation. Yes becoming intoxicated and threatening becomes sin but drinking in moderation and of course for health reason (I know this remedy works for stomachs) is encouraged through scripture.

 

Timothy Osterlund's comment on 2013-12-01 16:51:26:

God, thru His writers, heavily criticizes drunkeness, debauchery and carousing. It is written, "Be not drunk with wine, but be filled with the Holy Spirit." So be careful of what you bring in to your life. Can a man take fire into his bosom and his clothes not be burned?

 

Dane's comment on 2013-11-29 12:44:44:

Proverbs 20:1. Proverbs 21:17 Proverbs 23:29-35.
I'm writing a sermon and part of it is about drinking it's a mo-no....

 

Cindy's comment on 2013-10-04 22:15:49:

I was having severe stomach bloating and pain. I am a Christian and do not drink but I decided to try it. I had white zinfandel with food. My bloating and pain were gone for about a week now.

 

Frank's comment on 2013-09-15 21:40:56:

God made wine to make a man's heart glad...
Jesus drank wine...
He made 180 gallons of the stuff for his first public miracle.
God designed it. He intends us to use it: wisely.

 

Vieuxloup's comment on 2013-09-12 10:18:21:

I respectfully submit that I have not found a verse in the Bible that forbids the consumption of alcohol. If so would Paul, who was not a doctor, be able to prescribe a forbidden fruit even for health reasons?

This verse may, in fact, be reminding Timothy that he is allowed to drink something besides water given his medical condition.

 

JEREMIAH SUNDAY's comment on 2013-08-30 06:26:53:

THIS PASSAGE WAS PERSONALLY ADDRESSED TO TIMOTHY BASED ON HIS HEALTH CONDITION AND THE WINE USED WAS EXCLUSIVELY ON MEDICAL GROUNDS ANT NOT FOR PLEASURE. CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL IS BIBLICALLY FORBIDDEN AND GOD IS NOT A JOKER. DRINK NO WINE MEANS DRINK NO WINE. ONLY ON MEDICAL GROUNDS SHOULD ALCOHOLS BE TAKEN AND HERE, THE DOSAGE WILL BE PRESCRIBED SO AS TO AVOID DRUNKENESS.

 

Mike O's comment on 2013-06-10 19:46:08:

The bible nowhere states that red wine in moderation is ok, on the contrary there are many instances where the bible says not to drink at all, zilch, nada, zero. And the cons vs pros for red wine are like how far the east is from the west. The text speaks in Ephesians 5:18-20, Proverbs 23: 29-35, Proverbs 31:6 and many more verses...

 

Daniel777's comment on 2013-01-28 06:15:14:

... in addition, itís quite likely and possible Paul was referring this statement to the context of when eating meals with.

 

Daniel777's comment on 2013-01-28 06:12:44:

The text speaks for itself. There are a great many health benefits to red wine in particular. The bible also says to drink in moderation. We each know what is excess within ourselves and what is not. Discernment is assumed.

 


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