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
if anyone is blameless, a husband of one wife, having believing children not in accusation of rioting, or unruly.


1 Timothy 3:10
But let these also first be proved; then let them serve as deacons, being without reproach.
Luke 1:6
And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the law blameless.
Philippians 2:15
that ye may become blameless and harmless, children of God, irreproachable in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom ye appear as luminaries in the world,

The husband

1 Timothy 4:3
forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods, which God created for reception with thanksgiving by those who believe and have full knowledge of the truth.
1 Timothy 5:9
Let a widow be enrolled, when she has become not less than sixty years old, having been a wife of one man,
Hebrews 3:14
for we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm to the end:


1 Peter 4:7
But the end of all things has drawn near; be ye, therefore, of sound mind, and be sober unto prayers;
1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the Devil, as a roaring lion, is going about, seeking whom he may devour;


Romans 12:13
communicating to the necessities of the saints; cultivating hospitality.
Titus 1:8
but hospitable, a lover of good, sober-minded, righteous, pious, temperate;
Hebrews 13:2
Do not forget to show love for strangers; for thereby some entertained angels unawares.
1 Peter 4:9
being hospitable to one another, without murmuring;


2 Timothy 2:24
now a servant of the Lord must not engage in strife, but should be gentle towards all, apt in teaching, patient of wrong,

General references

1 Timothy 3:12
Let deacons be husbands of one wife, presiding well over their own children and their own houses.