Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

General references

Bible References


1 Timothy 3:2
The Bishop, then, is to be a man of good name, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, serious-minded, having respect for order, opening his house freely to guests, a ready teacher;

The husband

Leviticus 21:7
They may not take as wife a loose or common woman, or one who has been put away by her husband: for the priest is holy to his God.
Ezekiel 44:22
And they are not to take as wives any widow or woman whose husband has put her away: but they may take virgins of the seed of Israel, or a widow who is the widow of a priest.
Malachi 2:15
... So give thought to your spirit, and let no one be false to the wife of his early years.
Luke 1:5
In the days of Herod, king of Judaea, there was a certain priest, by name Zacharias, of the order of Abijah; and he had a wife of the family of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.
1 Timothy 3:12
Let Deacons be husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their houses well.


Genesis 18:19
For I have made him mine so that he may give orders to his children and those of his line after him, to keep the ways of the Lord, to do what is good and right: so that the Lord may do to Abraham as he has said.
1 Samuel 2:11
Then Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child became the servant of the Lord under the direction of Eli the priest.
1 Samuel 3:12
In that day I will do to Eli everything which I have said about his family, from first to last.
1 Timothy 3:4
Ruling his house well, having his children under control with all serious behaviour;


Proverbs 28:7
He who keeps the law is a wise son, but he who keeps company with feasters puts shame on his father.


Titus 1:10
For there are men who are not ruled by law; foolish talkers, false teachers, specially those of the circumcision,
1 Thessalonians 5:14
And our desire is that you will keep control over those whose lives are not well ordered, giving comfort to the feeble-hearted, supporting those with little strength, and putting up with much from all.

General references

Leviticus 14:42
And they will take other stones and put them in place of those stones, and he will take other paste and put it on the walls of the house.
Ezekiel 44:9
For this cause the Lord has said, No man from a strange land, without circumcision of heart and flesh, of all those who are living among the children of Israel, is to come into my holy place.

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