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 must also have good testimony from them without;lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the accuser.
Therefore, survey, brethren, seven men of you, being witnesses full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom ye shall set over this need.
And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and fearing God, and witnessed of by the whole nation of the Jews, received intimation of the divine will by a holy messenger to send for thee to his house, and hear words of thee.
And a certain Ananias, a religious man according to the law, testified of by all the Jews dwelling,
3 John 1:12
It has been testified to Demetrius by all, and by the truth itself: and we also testify; and know that our testimony is true.
If she have brought
2 Timothy 1:5
Receiving the report of unfeigned faith in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
2 Timothy 3:15
And that from infancy thou hast known the holy letters, able to render thee wise to salvation by faith which in Christ Jesus.
If she have lodged
And a certain woman, by name Lydia, a dealer in purple garments, of the city of Thyatira, worshipping God, heard: whose heart the Lord opened to attend to things spoken by Paul.
Participating in the necessities of the holy ones; pursuing hospitality.
Forget not hospitality: for by this some knew not having treated angels with friendship.
1 Peter 4:9
Being hospitable to one another without murmurings.
Now he shall take a little water, and will wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.
And he will say, Behold now, lords, turn aside now to the house of your servant, and pass the night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise early. and go forth to your ways. And they will say, Nay; for in the street we will pass the night
And the man will come into the house and will loosen the camels, and give straw and fodder to the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the feet of the men which are with him.
And stood at his feet behind, weeping, been to wet his feet with tears, and wiped with the hairs of her head; and she kissed his feet, and anointed with the perfumed oil.
Then casts he water into a washing vessel, and began to wash the feet of the disciples, and to wipe with the linen cloth with which he was girded.
If she have relieved
And when thy brother shall be poor, and his hand wavering with thee, hold fast to him; a stranger and sojourner to live with thee.
Learn to do good; seek out judgment, lead right the oppressor, judge the orphan, contend for the widow.
And Peter having risen came with them. Whom having approached, they brought into the upper room: and all the widows stood before him weeping, and showing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, being with them.