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;

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1 Timothy 3:10
They should first be tested, and afterward, if there is no fault to be found with them, they can serve as assistants.
Luke 1:6
They were both upright in the sight of God, blamelessly observing all the Lord's commands and requirements.
Philippians 2:15
so that you will be blameless and honest, faultless children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverted age, in which you appear like stars in a dark world,

The husband

1 Timothy 4:3
who forbid people to marry and insist on abstinence from certain kinds of food that God created for men who believe and understand the truth to enjoy and give thanks for.
1 Timothy 5:9
No one under sixty years of age should be put on the list of widows. A widow must have been married but once,
Hebrews 3:14
For we are true partners with Christ if we really keep the conviction that we had at first unshaken to the very end.


1 Peter 4:7
But the end of all things is near. Be serious and collected, therefore, and pray.
1 Peter 5:8
Be calm and watchful. Your opponent the devil is prowling about like a roaring lion, wanting to devour you.


Romans 12:13
Supply the needs of God's people, be unfailing in hospitality.
Titus 1:8
but hospitable, a lover of goodness, sensible, upright, of holy life, self-controlled,
Hebrews 13:2
Do not forget to be hospitable to strangers, for by being so some, without knowing it, have had angels as their guests.
1 Peter 4:9
Be ungrudgingly hospitable to one another.


2 Timothy 2:24
and a slave of the Lord must not quarrel, but treat everyone kindly; he must be persuasive and unresentful,

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1 Timothy 3:12
The assistants must be only once married, and manage their children and their households well.