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
For this cause I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed you:
Philippians 1:1
Paul and Timothy, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:
1 Timothy 3:1
This is a true saying, If a man desires the office of a bishop, he desires a good work.

As

Matthew 24:45
Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has made ruler over his household, to give them food at the proper time?
Luke 12:42
And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time?
1 Corinthians 4:1
Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
1 Peter 4:10
As every man has received a gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

Not selfwilled

Genesis 49:6
O my soul, come not into their secret; unto their assembly, my spirit, be not united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they dug down a wall.
2 Peter 2:10
But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise authority. Presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of the glorious ones.

Not soon

Proverbs 14:17
He that is quickly angry deals foolishly: and a man of wicked intentions is hated.
Proverbs 15:18
A wrathful man stirs up strife: but he that is slow to anger quiets strife.
Proverbs 16:32
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city.
Ecclesiastes 7:9
Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools.
James 1:19
Therefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger:

Not given to wine

Titus 2:3
The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
Leviticus 10:9
Do not drink wine nor strong drink, you, nor your sons with you, when you go into the tabernacle of meeting, lest you die: it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations:
Proverbs 31:4
It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:
Isaiah 28:7
But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up by wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.
Isaiah 56:12
Come you, they say, I will bring wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.
Ezekiel 44:21
Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.
Ephesians 5:18
And be not drunk with wine, in which is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
1 Timothy 3:3
Not given to wine, not violent, not greedy of money; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

Not given to filthy

Isaiah 56:10
His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
1 Timothy 3:3
Not given to wine, not violent, not greedy of money; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
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;

General references

Leviticus 14:42
And they shall take other stones, and put them in the place of those stones; and he shall take other mortar, and shall plaster the house.
Ezekiel 44:9
Thus says the Lord GOD; No foreigner, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any foreigner that is among the children of Israel.
1 Timothy 5:23
Drink no longer water only, but use a little wine for your stomach's sake and your frequent illnesses.