Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
1 Timothy 3:7
And he is to have a good name among those outside the church, so that nothing may be said against him and he may not be taken by the designs of the Evil One.
Take then from among you seven men of good name, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, to whom we may give control of this business.
And they said, Cornelius, a captain, an upright and God-fearing man, respected by all the nation of the Jews, had word from God by an angel to send for you to his house, and to give hearing to your words.
And one Ananias, a God-fearing man, who kept the law, and of whom all the Jews in that place had a high opinion,
3 John 1:12
Demetrius has the approval of all men and of what is true: and we give the same witness, and you are certain that our witness is true.
If she have brought
2 Timothy 1:5
Having in mind your true faith, which first was in your mother's mother Lois, and in your mother Eunice, and, I am certain, is now in you.
2 Timothy 3:15
And that from the time when you were a child, you have had knowledge of the holy Writings, which are able to make you wise to salvation, through faith in Christ Jesus.
If she have lodged
And a certain woman named Lydia, a trader in purple cloth of the town of Thyatira, and a God-fearing woman, gave ear to us: whose heart the Lord made open to give attention to the things which Paul was saying.
Giving to the needs of the saints, ready to take people into your houses.
Take care to keep open house: because in this way some have had angels as their guests, without being conscious of it.
1 Peter 4:9
Keep open house for all with a glad heart;
Let me get water for washing your feet, and take your rest under the tree:
And he said, My masters, come now into your servant's house and take your rest there for the night, and let your feet be washed; and early in the morning you may go on your way. And they said, Not so, but we will take our night's rest in the street.
Then the man came into the house, and Laban took their cords off the camels and gave them dry grass and food, and he gave to him and the men who were with him water for washing their feet.
And went in and took her place at the back of him, near his feet, weeping, so that his feet were washed with the drops from her eyes, and with her hair she made them dry, and kissing his feet she put the perfume on them.
Then he put water into a basin and was washing the feet of the disciples and drying them with the cloth which was round him.
If she have relieved
And if your brother becomes poor and is not able to make a living, then you are to keep him with you, helping him as you would a man from another country who is living among you.
Take pleasure in well-doing; let your ways be upright, keep down the cruel, give a right decision for the child who has no father, see to the cause of the widow.
And Peter went with them. And when he had come, they took him into the room: and all the widows were there, weeping and putting before him the coats and clothing which Dorcas had made while she was with them.