Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
To him the gatekeeper opens; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out.
His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus says the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, who shall not visit those that are cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that which stands: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their hoofs in pieces.
1 Timothy 3:3
Not given to wine, not violent, not greedy of money; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
2 Timothy 4:10
For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, not violent, not given to dishonest gain;
1 Peter 5:2
Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for dishonest gain, but of a ready mind;
2 Peter 2:3
And through covetousness shall they with false words exploit you: whose judgment of old now lingers not, and their destruction slumbers not.
The wolf coming
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.