Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

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The deacons

Acts 6:3
Therefore, brothers, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we can appoint to this duty.
Philippians 1:1
Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus:

To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, including the overseers and deacons.


1 Timothy 3:4
one who manages his own household competently, having his children under control with all dignity.


Psalm 5:9
For there is nothing reliable in what they say;
destruction is within them;
their throat is an open grave;
they flatter with their tongues.
Psalm 12:2
They lie to one another;
they speak with flattering lips and deceptive hearts.
Psalm 50:19
You unleash your mouth for evil
and harness your tongue for deceit.
Psalm 52:2
Like a sharpened razor,
your tongue devises destruction,
working treachery.
Romans 3:13
Their throat is an open grave;
they deceive with their tongues.
Vipers’ venom is under their lips.
James 3:10
Praising and cursing come out of the same mouth. My brothers, these things should not be this way.

Not given

1 Timothy 3:3
not addicted to wine, not a bully but gentle, not quarrelsome, not greedy
Leviticus 10:9
“You and your sons are not to drink wine or beer when you enter the tent of meeting, or else you will die; this is a permanent statute throughout your generations.
Ezekiel 44:21
No priest may drink wine before he enters the inner court.

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Ezekiel 44:21
No priest may drink wine before he enters the inner court.

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