Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

Which is among you

Bible References

The flock

Isaiah 63:11
His people remembered the ancient times. Where is the one who brought them up out of the sea, along with the shepherd of his flock? Where is the one who placed his holy Spirit among them,
Jeremiah 13:17
But if you will not pay attention to this warning, I will weep alone because of your arrogant pride. I will weep bitterly and my eyes will overflow with tears because you, the Lord's flock, will be carried into exile."
Ezekiel 34:31
And you, my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, are my people, and I am your God, declares the sovereign Lord.'"
Zechariah 11:17
Woe to the worthless shepherd who abandons the flock! May a sword fall on his arm and his right eye! May his arm wither completely away, and his right eye become completely blind!"
Luke 12:32
"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father is well pleased to give you the kingdom.
1 Corinthians 9:7
Who ever serves in the army at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat its fruit? Who tends a flock and does not consume its milk?

Which is among you

Psalm 78:71
He took him away from following the mother sheep, and made him the shepherd of Jacob, his people, and of Israel, his chosen nation.
Acts 20:26
Therefore I declare to you today that I am innocent of the blood of you all.

Not by

Isaiah 6:8
I heard the voice of the sovereign master say, "Whom will I send? Who will go on our behalf?" I answered, "Here I am, send me!"
1 Corinthians 9:16
For if I preach the gospel, I have no reason for boasting, because I am compelled to do this. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!

Not for

Isaiah 56:11
The dogs have big appetites; they are never full. They are shepherds who have no understanding; they all go their own way, each one looking for monetary gain.
Jeremiah 6:13
"That is because, from the least important to the most important of them, all of them are greedy for dishonest gain. Prophets and priests alike, all of them practice deceit.
Jeremiah 8:10
So I will give their wives to other men and their fields to new owners. For from the least important to the most important of them, all of them are greedy for dishonest gain. Prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit.
Micah 3:11
Her leaders take bribes when they decide legal cases, her priests proclaim rulings for profit, and her prophets read omens for pay. Yet they claim to trust the Lord and say, "The Lord is among us. Disaster will not overtake us!"
Malachi 1:10
"I wish that one of you would close the temple doors, so that you no longer would light useless fires on my altar. I am not pleased with you," says the Lord who rules over all, "and I will no longer accept an offering from you.
Acts 20:33
I have desired no one's silver or gold or clothing.
2 Corinthians 12:14
Look, for the third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden to you, because I do not want your possessions, but you. For children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.
1 Timothy 3:3
not a drunkard, not violent, but gentle, not contentious, free from the love of money.
Titus 1:7
For the overseer must be blameless as one entrusted with God's work, not arrogant, not prone to anger, not a drunkard, not violent, not greedy for gain.
2 Peter 2:3
And in their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation pronounced long ago is not sitting idly by; their destruction is not asleep.
Revelation 18:12
cargo such as gold, silver, precious stones, pearls, fine linen, purple cloth, silk, scarlet cloth, all sorts of things made of citron wood, all sorts of objects made of ivory, all sorts of things made of expensive wood, bronze, iron and marble,

Of

Acts 21:13
Then Paul replied, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be tied up, but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."
Romans 1:15
Thus I am eager also to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome.
Titus 2:14
He gave himself for us to set us free from every kind of lawlessness and to purify for himself a people who are truly his, who are eager to do good.
Titus 3:1
Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work.

General references

Genesis 31:40
I was consumed by scorching heat during the day and by piercing cold at night, and I went without sleep.
Ezekiel 46:24
Then he said to me, "These are the houses for boiling, where the ministers of the temple boil the sacrifices of the people."
Acts 20:33
I have desired no one's silver or gold or clothing.

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