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.

With grief

General references

Bible References


Hebrews 13:7
Remember those who have the rule over you, who have preach'd to you the word of God: imitate their faith; consider their conduct, and the exit they made.
Philippians 2:12
Wherefore, my beloved, as you have always obey'd the gospel, not only when I was with you, but much more now while I am absent, continue the work of your own salvation, whatever persecutions you apprehend:
1 Thessalonians 5:12
We entreat you, brethren, to respect those, who labour in the ministry, who by divine appointment preside over you, and instruct you.
2 Thessalonians 3:14
and if any one should disregard what we have prescrib'd, signify it to us by letter, and don't converse with him, that he may be put to shame.
1 Timothy 5:17
Let the presbyters that govern well receive a double salary, especially those who are employ'd in preaching and instructing.


1 Corinthians 16:16
I beseech you be subservient, and to every one that helpeth us with his labours.
Ephesians 5:21
Be mutually obsequious with christian respect.
James 4:7
Surrender therefore to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
1 Peter 5:5
As for you that are young, be you submissive to those of a more advanc'd age: and do you all of you pay a becoming deference to one another: be cloak'd with humility, for " God opposes the proud, and shows favour to the humble."

Give account

Luke 16:2
upon making him appear, he said to him, what information is this, I hear against thee? give an account of your administration, for you must not be my steward any longer.
Romans 14:12
Since then every one of us shall give an account of himself to God;
2 Corinthians 5:10
for we must all appear before the tribunal of Christ; that every one may receive the retribution, according as his actions in the body were either good or evil.

With joy

Philippians 1:4
and I never pray without praying for you all with joy, for your liberality to the gospel,
Philippians 2:16
you, who display the doctrine of eternal life) that in the day of Christ I may have the satisfaction of not having pursued my laborious course in vain.
Philippians 4:1
Wherefore, my dearly beloved brethren, my joy and my crown, whom I long to see, continue firm in your christian profession, my beloved.
1 Thessalonians 2:19
for what can be our hope, or joy, what can crown our pretensions, unless it be you, when we shall appear before the Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
1 Thessalonians 3:9
how can I be sufficiently thankful to God upon your account, for all the joy, which by your means we have been affected with,

With grief

Philippians 3:18
for there are many that wander about, of whom I have frequently told you, and now repeat it with tears, that they are enemies to the cross of Christ:

General references

Acts 15:6
The apostles therefore, and the presbyters assembled to deliberate upon this affair.