Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;

Not selfwilled

Not given to filthy

Bible References

A bishop

Titus 1:5
I did not take you with me when I went away from Crete, so that you might do what was necessary to put things in order there, placing men in authority over the churches in every town, as I said to you;
Philippians 1:1
Paul and Timothy, servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, with the Bishops and Deacons of the church:
1 Timothy 3:1
This is a true saying, A man desiring the position of a Bishop has a desire for a good work.

As

Matthew 24:45
Who is the true and wise servant, whom his lord has put over those in his house, to give them their food at the right time?
Luke 12:42
And the Lord said, Who then is the wise and responsible servant whom his lord will put in control of his family, to give them their food at the right time?
1 Corinthians 4:1
Let us be judged as servants of Christ, and as those who are responsible for the secret things of God.
1 Peter 4:10
Making distribution among one another of whatever has been given to you, like true servants of the unmeasured grace of God;

Not selfwilled

Genesis 49:6
Take no part in their secrets, O my soul; keep far away, O my heart, from their meetings; for in their wrath they put men to death, and for their pleasure even oxen were wounded.
2 Peter 2:10
But specially those who go after the unclean desires of the flesh, and make sport of authority. Ready to take chances, uncontrolled, they have no fear of saying evil of those in high places:

Not soon

Proverbs 14:17
He who is quickly angry will do what is foolish, but the man of good sense will have quiet.
Proverbs 15:18
An angry man makes men come to blows, but he who is slow to get angry puts an end to fighting.
Proverbs 16:32
He who is slow to be angry is better than a man of war, and he who has control over his spirit than he who takes a town.
Ecclesiastes 7:9
Be not quick to let your spirit be angry; because wrath is in the heart of the foolish.
James 1:19
You have knowledge of this, dear brothers. But let every man be quick in hearing, slow in words, slow to get angry;

Not given to wine

Titus 2:3
That old women are to be self-respecting in behaviour, not saying evil of others, not given to taking much wine, teachers of that which is good,
Leviticus 10:9
Take no wine, or strong drink, you or your sons with you, when you go into the Tent of meeting, that it may not be the cause of death to you; this is an order for ever through all your generations.
Proverbs 31:4
It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to take wine, or for rulers to say, Where is strong drink?
Isaiah 28:7
And further, these are uncertain through wine, and have gone out of the right way through strong drink: the priest and the prophet are uncertain through strong drink, they are overcome by wine, they have gone out of the way through strong drink; their vision is false, they go wrong in their decisions.
Isaiah 56:12
Come, they say, I will get wine, and we will take strong drink in full measure; and tomorrow will be like today, full of pleasure.
Ezekiel 44:21
The priests are not to take wine when they go into the inner square.
Ephesians 5:18
And do not take overmuch wine by which one may be overcome, but be full of the Spirit;
1 Timothy 3:3
Not quickly moved to wrath or blows, but gentle; no fighter, no lover of money;

Not given to filthy

Isaiah 56:10
His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all dogs without tongues, unable to make a sound; stretched out dreaming, loving sleep.
1 Timothy 3:3
Not quickly moved to wrath or blows, but gentle; no fighter, no lover of money;
1 Peter 5:2
Keep watch over the flock of God which is in your care, using your authority, not as forced to do so, but gladly; and not for unclean profit but with a ready mind;

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.
1 Timothy 5:23
Do not take only water as your drink, but take a little wine for the good of your stomach, and because you are frequently ill.

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