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.
If she have relieved
1 Timothy 3:7
besides, he ought to stand fair in the opinion of unbelievers, lest he fall into disgrace, and the ambushes of the accuser.
wherefore, brethren, chuse out of your number seven persons of good reputation, full of the holy spirit and wisdom, who may have the management of this affair:
they answered, Cornelius the centurion, a man of probity and piety, one that has an universal good character among the Jews, was divinely admonish'd by an holy angel to send for you to his house, to hear what you had to say to him.
there one Ananias a religious observer of the law, who had the good word of all the Jews in that place, came to see me,
3 John 1:12
Demetrius has the applauses of all men, and the testimony of his own virtue: we likewise certify in his behalf, and you know that our testimonial deserves credit.
If she have brought
2 Timothy 1:5
especially when I reflect upon the sincerity of your faith, and the attachment your grand-mother Lois first show'd, and then your mother Eunice, examples which I am persuaded you will follow.
2 Timothy 3:15
and that from your infancy you were acquainted with the sacred writings, which point you the way to salvation, by believing in Christ Jesus:
If she have lodged
so we took our places, and convers'd with the women, that came there. one of them was nam'd Lydia of Thyatira, a trader in purple, and a Jewish proselyte. she heard us: and the Lord inclin'd her heart to attend to what Paul said.
distribute to the necessity of the saints; cultivate hospitality.
be not unmindful of hospitality: for thereby some have unknowingly entertained angels.
1 Peter 4:9
be mutually hospitable, without repining.
and stood behind at his feet weeping, bath'd them with her tears, wiped them with her hair, kissed his feet, and poured the perfume upon them.
after that, he poured water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
If she have relieved
Peter immediately went with them, and when he was come, they conducted him to the upper chamber: and all the widows advanc'd to him weeping, and shew'd the robes and garments which Dorcas made while she was with them.