Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;


General references

Bible References


Titus 1:6
[An elder must] not be guilty of just blame, [he must be] the husband of one wife, whose children are believers [Note: The word for "believers" may also be translated "faithful ones" or "trustworthy ones"], who have a reputation for not being wild or disobedient.


1 Timothy 3:10
And these [prospective deacons] should also first be tested, [and] then they should [be appointed to] serve [as deacons] if they are found to be above reproach.
Luke 1:6
They both did what was right in God's sight [by] living blamelessly according to all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.
Philippians 2:15
so that you will be without just blame and innocent [of wrongdoing], children of God without fault in the middle of a crooked and perverted generation of people. You must shine among them like stars lighting up the sky,

The husband

1 Timothy 4:3
They forbid people to get married and require them to avoid [eating] certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and [fully] know the truth.
1 Timothy 5:9
[But] do not put a widow on the list [i.e., of people being helped by the church. See Acts 6:1] who is under sixty years old. [And she must] have been the wife of one man,
Hebrews 3:14
For we have become sharers with Christ, if we hold firmly onto the confidence [we had in Him] from the beginning until the end [of our lives].


1 Peter 4:7
But the end of everything [as far as your lives are concerned] is near, so be sensible, and sober [so as to be] prayerful.
1 Peter 5:8
Be sensible and alert; your enemy the devil is prowling around like a roaring [i.e., hungry] lion looking for someone to [kill and] eat.


Romans 12:13
Contribute to the needs of God's people. Be eager in showing hospitality.
Titus 1:8
[He must be] hospitable, someone who loves what is good, sensible, upright, devout and self-controlled.
Hebrews 13:2
Do not forget to show hospitality toward strangers, for by doing this, some people have entertained angels without realizing it.
1 Peter 4:9
Extend hospitality to one another without complaining [that you have to].


2 Timothy 2:24
For the Lord's slave must not quarrel, but be kind toward everyone, capable of teaching, [and] patient [with difficult people and situations].

General references

1 Timothy 3:12
Deacons should be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own family affairs well.