The opposite of drunkenness, in the corresponding list of vices (translated ‘temperance’ by AV, Gal. 5:23); and for Paul not so much a human achievement as a gift [[➝ gifts]] of the Spirit [[➝ spirit]]. Leaders of the Church such as apostles (1 Cor. 9:25) and bishops (2 Tim. 1:7) are nevertheless enjoined to exercise this gift.

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