Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
About this time, as the number of disciples was increasing, complaints were made by the Greek-speaking Jews against the Hebrews because their widows were habitually overlooked in the daily ministration.
Then the Apostles and Elders met to consider the matter;
1 Corinthians 5:4
In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are all assembled and my spirit is with you, together with the power of our Lord Jesus,
1 Corinthians 6:1
If one of you has a grievance against an opponent, does he dare to go to law before irreligious men and not before God's people?
2 Corinthians 2:6
In the case of such a person the punishment which was inflicted by the majority of you is enough.
3 John 1:9
I wrote to the Church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the first place among them, refuses to listen to us.
But I beseech you, brethren, to keep a watch on those who are causing the divisions among you, and are leading others into sin, in defiance of the instruction which you have received; and habitually to shun them.
1 Corinthians 5:3
I for my part, present with you in spirit although absent in body, have already, as though I were present, judged him who has so acted.
2 Thessalonians 3:6
But, by the authority of the Lord, we command you, brethren, to stand aloof from every brother whose life is disorderly and not in accordance with the teaching which all received from us.
1 Timothy 6:5
and persistent wranglings on the part of people whose intellects are disordered and they themselves blinded to all knowledge of the truth; who imagine that godliness means gain.
2 John 1:10
If any one who comes to you does not bring this teaching, do not receive him under your roof nor bid him Farewell.
"And when praying, do not use needless repetitions as the Gentiles do, for they expect to be listened to because of their multitude of words.
2 Corinthians 6:14
Do not come into close association with unbelievers, like oxen yoked with asses. For what is there in common between righteousness and lawlessness? Or what partnership has light with darkness?
Therefore I warn you, and I implore you in the name of the Master, no longer to live as the Gentiles in their perverseness live,
Have nothing to do with the barren unprofitable deeds of darkness, but, instead of that, set your faces against them;
For if you love only those who love you, what reward have you earned? Do not even the tax-gatherers do that?
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they exclaim, 'See this man! --given to gluttony and tippling, and a friend of tax-gatherers and notorious sinners!' And yet Wisdom is vindicated by her actions."
Which of the two did as his father desired?" "The first," they said. "I solemnly tell you,' replied Jesus, "that the tax-gatherers and the notorious sinners are entering the Kingdom of God in front of you.
Now the tax-gatherers and the notorious sinners were everywhere in the habit of coming close to Him to listen to Him;
The Pharisee, standing erect, prayed as follows by himself: "'O God, I thank Thee that I am not like other people--I am not a thief nor a cheat nor an adulterer, nor do I even resemble this tax-gatherer.
There was a man there called Zacchaeus, who was the local surveyor of taxes, and was wealthy.