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The first case of intoxication on record is that of Noah (Gen. 9:21). The sin of drunkenness is frequently and strongly condemned (Rom. 13:13; 1 Cor. 6:9-10; Eph. 5:18; 1 Thess. 5:7-8). The sin of drinking to excess seems to have been not uncommon among the Israelites.
To “add drunkenness to thirst” (Deut. 29:19, Authorized Version) is a proverbial expression, rendered in the Revised Version “to destroy the moist with the dry,” i.e., the well-watered equally with the dry land, meaning that the effect of such walking in the imagination of their own hearts would be to destroy one and all.