Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.

And some to honour

General references

Bible References

In a

1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.
Ephesians 2:22
in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.
1 Timothy 3:15
but in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.
Hebrews 3:2
He was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was in all His house.
1 Peter 2:5
you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

Vessels

Exodus 27:3
You shall make its pails for removing its ashes, and its shovels and its basins and its forks and its firepans; you shall make all its utensils of bronze.
Ezra 1:6
All those about them encouraged them with articles of silver, with gold, with goods, with cattle and with valuables, aside from all that was given as a freewill offering.
Ezra 6:5
Also let the gold and silver utensils of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took from the temple in Jerusalem and brought to Babylon, be returned and brought to their places in the temple in Jerusalem; and you shall put them in the house of God.’
Lamentations 4:2
The precious sons of Zion,
Weighed against fine gold,
How they are regarded as earthen jars,
The work of a potter’s hands!
Daniel 5:2
When Belshazzar tasted the wine, he gave orders to bring the gold and silver vessels which Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem, so that the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines might drink from them.
2 Corinthians 4:7
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;

And some to honour

Romans 9:21
Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for common use?

General references

Proverbs 25:4
Take away the dross from the silver,
And there comes out a vessel for the smith;
Acts 5:1
But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property,