|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (superl.) Temperate in the use of spirituous liquors; habitually temperate; as, a sober man.
2. (superl.) Not intoxicated or excited by spirituous liquors; as, the sot may at times be sober.
3. (superl.) Not mad or insane; not wild, visionary, or heated with passion; exercising cool, dispassionate reason; self-controlled; self-possessed.
4. (superl.) Not proceeding from, or attended with, passion; calm; as, sober judgment; a man in his sober senses.
5. (superl.) Serious or subdued in demeanor, habit, appearance, or color; solemn; grave; sedate.
6. (v. t.) To make sober.
7. (v. i.) To become sober; -- often with down.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SOBER; SOBRIETY; SOBERNESS
In a few passages, the Greek verb nepho and its derivative adjective nephalios are used in the same sense. The word originally had a physical meaning, as opposed to drunkenness, and is thus used in 1 Thessalonians 5:6, 8, as the foundation of the deeper meaning. Used metaphorically also in the Pastoral Epistles and 1 Peter, as sometimes in the classics, for "cool," "unimpassioned." Ellicott, on 1 Timothy 3:2, 11, distinguishes between the two words by regarding sophron "as pointing to the outward exhibition of the inward virtue" implied in nephalios.
H. E. Jacobs
Sober (18 Occurrences)
Acts 26:25 But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness. (Root in KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. (Root in KJV ASV WBS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 5:13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God. Or if we are of sober mind, it is for you. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)
1 Thessalonians 5:6 so then let's not sleep, as the rest do, but let's watch and be sober. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, since we belong to the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and, for a helmet, the hope of salvation. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; (KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT)
1 Timothy 3:11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. (KJV WEY DBY WBS)
2 Timothy 4:5 But you be sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, and fulfill your ministry. (WEB ASV DBY NAS)
Titus 1:8 but given to hospitality, as a lover of good, sober minded, fair, holy, self-controlled; (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT)
Titus 2:2 that older men should be temperate, sensible, sober minded, sound in faith, in love, and in patience: (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Titus 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, (KJV WEY WBS YLT)
Titus 2:5 to be sober minded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to their own husbands, that God's word may not be blasphemed. (WEB ASV YLT)
Titus 2:6 Likewise, exhort the younger men to be sober minded; (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT)
Titus 2:12 instructing us to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we would live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world; (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
1 Peter 1:13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action, be sober and set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ- (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is near. Therefore be of sound mind, self-controlled, and sober in prayer. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober and self-controlled. Be watchful. Your adversary the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)
1 Samuel 25:37 It happened in the morning, when the wine was gone out of Nabal, that his wife told him these things, and his heart died within him, and he became as a stone. (See NIV)