Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

Bible References

Is a

1 Timothy 1:15
The saying [is] trustworthy and worthy of all acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.
1 Timothy 4:9
The statement [is] trustworthy and deserving of complete acceptance.
2 Timothy 2:11
The saying [is] trustworthy: For if we died with [him], we will also live with [him];
Titus 3:8
The saying [is] trustworthy, and I want you to insist concerning these [things], so that those who have believed in God may be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and beneficial for people.

The office

1 Timothy 3:2
Therefore the overseer must be irreproachable, the husband of one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, skillful in teaching,
Acts 1:20
"For it is written in the book of Psalms, 'Let his residence become deserted, and let there be no one to live in it,' and, 'Let another person take his position.'
Philippians 1:1
Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons.
Titus 1:7
For it is necessary [for] the overseer to be blameless as God's steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not violent, not greedy for dishonest gain,
1 Peter 2:25
For you were going astray like sheep, but you have turned back now to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.


Proverbs 11:30
The fruit of righteousness is a tree of life, and he who captures souls [is] wise.
Luke 15:10
In the [same] way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
Romans 11:13
Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Therefore, inasmuch as I am apostle to the Gentiles, I promote my ministry,
Ephesians 4:12
for the equipping of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for building up the body of Christ,
1 Thessalonians 5:14
And we urge you, brothers, admonish the disorderly, console the discouraged, help the sick, be patient toward all [people].
James 5:19
My brothers, if anyone among you should wander away from the truth and someone turns him back,