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.

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Bible References


Hebrews 13:7
Remember your leaders who have spoken God’s word to you. As you carefully observe the outcome of their lives, imitate their faith.
1 Samuel 8:19
The people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We must have a king over us.
1 Samuel 15:19
So why didn’t you obey the Lord? Why did you rush on the plunder and do what was evil in the Lord’s sight?”
Proverbs 5:13
I didn’t obey my teachers
or listen closely to my mentors.
Philippians 2:12
So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now even more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
1 Thessalonians 5:12
Now we ask you, brothers, to give recognition to those who labor among you and lead you in the Lord and admonish you,
2 Thessalonians 3:14
And if anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take note of that person; don’t associate with him, so that he may be ashamed.
1 Timothy 5:17
The elders who are good leaders should be considered worthy of an ample honorarium, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.


Genesis 16:9
Then the Angel of the Lord said to her, “You must go back to your mistress and submit to her mistreatment.”
1 Corinthians 16:16
also to submit to such people, and to everyone who works and labors with them.
Ephesians 5:21
submitting to one another
in the fear of Christ.
James 4:7
Therefore, submit to God. But resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.
1 Peter 5:5
In the same way, you younger men, be subject to the elders. And all of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because

God resists the proud
but gives grace to the humble.

Give account

Luke 16:2
So he called the manager in and asked, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you can no longer be my manager.’
Romans 14:12
So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.
2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the tribunal of Christ, so that each may be repaid for what he has done in the body, whether good or worthless.

With joy

Philippians 1:4
always praying with joy for all of you in my every prayer,
Philippians 2:16
Hold firmly to the message of life. Then I can boast in the day of Christ that I didn’t run or labor for nothing.
Philippians 4:1
So then, my brothers, you are dearly loved and longed for—my joy and crown. In this manner stand firm in the Lord, dear friends.
1 Thessalonians 2:19
For who is our hope or joy or crown of boasting in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming? Is it not you?
1 Thessalonians 3:9
How can we thank God for you in return for all the joy we experience before our God because of you,

With grief

Exodus 32:31
So Moses returned to the Lord and said, “Oh, these people have committed a grave sin; they have made a god of gold for themselves.
Jeremiah 13:17
But if you will not listen,
my innermost being will weep in secret
because of your pride.
My eyes will overflow with tears,
for the Lord’s flock has been taken captive.
Philippians 3:18
For I have often told you, and now say again with tears, that many live as enemies of the cross of Christ.

General references

Acts 15:6
Then the apostles and the elders assembled to consider this matter.

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