Ezekiel 44:21; Numbers 6:3; Numbers 6:20; Luke 1:15; 1 Timothy 3:3; 1 Timothy 3:8

21 mNo priest shall drink wine when he enters the inner court.


he gshall separate himself from wine and strong drink. He shall drink no vinegar made from wine or strong drink and shall not drink any juice of grapes or eat grapes, fresh or dried.


20 and the priest shall wave them for a wave offering before the Lord. yThey are a holy portion for the priest, together with the breast that is waved and the thigh that is contributed. And after that the Nazirite may drink wine.


15 for he will be egreat before the Lord. And fhe must not drink wine or strong gdrink, and ghe will be hfilled with the Holy Spirit, ieven from his mother's womb.


not a drunkard, not violent but cgentle, not quarrelsome, dnot a lover of money.


Qualifications for Deacons

iDeacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued,1 jnot addicted to much wine, knot greedy for dishonest gain.