Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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

General references

Bible References

The flock

Luke 12:32
"Fear not, little flock; because your Father delighted to give you the Kingdom.
1 Corinthians 9:7
Who ever serves as a soldier at his own charges; Who plants a vineyard, and eats not of its fruit? Or who feeds a flock, and eats not of the milk of the flock?

Which is among you

Acts 20:26
Wherefore, I testify to you this day, that I am clean from the blood of all men;

Not by

1 Corinthians 9:16
For, if I proclaim the Gospel, it is not to me a matter of boasting; for necessity is laid upon me; for woe is to me, if I proclaim not the Gospel.

Not for

Acts 20:33
I coveted no one's silver, or gold, or apparel.
2 Corinthians 12:14
Behold, this third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be burdensome to you; for I seek not yours, but you; for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
1 Timothy 3:3
not given to wine, not a striker, but gentle, not contentious, not a lover of money,
Titus 1:7
For the bishop must be blameless, as God's steward; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, not a striker, not greedy of base gain;
2 Peter 2:3
and, in covetousness, will they, with feigned words, make merchandise of you; for whom the judgment from of old lingers not, and their destruction slumbers not.
Revelation 18:12
merchandise of gold, and of silver, and of precious stone, and of pearls, and of fine linen, and of purple, and of silk, and of scarlet, and of every kind of fragrant wood, and every vessel of ivory, and every vessel of most precious wood, and of brass, and of iron, and of marble,


Acts 21:13
Then Paul answered, "What are ye doing, weeping and crushing my heart? For I am ready, not only to be bound, but to die at Jerusalem, for the name of the Lord Jesus."
Romans 1:15
so, as much as in me is, I am ready to proclaim the Gospel to you also who are in Rome.
Titus 2:14
who gave Himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify for Himself a special people, zealous of good works.
Titus 3:1
Remind them to submit to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work;

General references

Acts 20:33
I coveted no one's silver, or gold, or apparel.