Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

General references

Bible References


Hebrews 13:7
Keep in mind those who were over you, and who gave you the word of God; seeing the outcome of their way of life, let your faith be like theirs.
1 Samuel 8:19
But the people gave no attention to the voice of Samuel; and they said, No, but we will have a king over us,
1 Samuel 15:19
Why then did you not do the orders of the Lord, but by violently taking their goods did evil in the eyes of the Lord?
Proverbs 5:13
I did not give attention to the voice of my teachers, my ear was not turned to those who were guiding me!
Philippians 2:12
So then, my loved ones, as you have at all times done what I say, not only when I am present, but now much more when I am not with you, give yourselves to working out your salvation with fear in your hearts;
1 Thessalonians 5:12
But we make this request to you, my brothers: give attention to those who are working among you, who are over you in the Lord to keep order among you;
2 Thessalonians 3:14
And if any man does not give attention to what we have said in this letter, take note of that man, and keep away from him, so that he may be shamed.
1 Timothy 5:17
Let rulers whose rule is good be honoured twice over, specially those whose work is preaching and teaching.


Genesis 16:9
And the angel said to her, Go back, and put yourself under her authority.
1 Corinthians 16:16
That you put yourselves under such, and under everyone who is helping the Lord's work.
Ephesians 5:21
Letting yourselves be ruled by one another in the fear of Christ.
James 4:7
For this cause be ruled by God; but make war on the Evil One and he will be put to flight before you.
1 Peter 5:5
And in the same way, let the younger men be ruled by the older ones. Let all of you put away pride and make yourselves ready to be servants: for God is a hater of pride, but he gives grace to those who make themselves low.

Give account

Luke 16:2
And he sent for him and said, What is this which is said about you? give me an account of all you have done, for you will no longer be the manager of my property.
Romans 14:12
So every one of us will have to give an account of himself to God.
2 Corinthians 5:10
For we all have to come before Christ to be judged; so that every one of us may get his reward for the things done in the body, good or bad.

With joy

Philippians 1:4
And in all my prayers for you all, making my request with joy,
Philippians 2:16
Offering the word of life; so that I may have glory in you in the day of Christ, because my running was not for nothing and my work was not without effect.
Philippians 4:1
So my brothers, well loved and very dear to me, my joy and crown, be strong in the Lord, my loved ones.
1 Thessalonians 2:19
For what is our hope or joy or crown of glory? Are not even you, before our Lord Jesus, at his coming?
1 Thessalonians 3:9
For how great is the praise which we give to God for you, and how great the joy with which we are glad because of you before our God;

With grief

Exodus 32:31
Then Moses went back to the Lord and said, This people has done a great sin, making themselves a god of gold;
Jeremiah 13:17
But if you do not give ear to it, my soul will be weeping in secret for your pride; my eye will be weeping bitterly, streaming with water, because the Lord's flock has been taken away as prisoners.
Philippians 3:18
For there are those, of whom I have given you word before, and do so now with sorrow, who are haters of the cross of Christ;

General references

Acts 15:6
And the Apostles and the rulers of the church came together and gave thought to the question.

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain