Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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 left I thee in Crete, that the things lacking thou mayest arrange, and mayest set down in every city elders, as I did appoint to thee;
Philippians 1:1
Paul and Timotheus, servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with overseers and ministrants;
1 Timothy 3:1
Stedfast is the word: If any one the oversight doth long for, a right work he desireth;


Matthew 24:45
'Who, then, is the servant, faithful and wise, whom his lord did set over his household, to give them the nourishment in season?
Luke 12:42
And the Lord said, 'Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward whom the lord shall set over his household, to give in season the wheat measure?
1 Corinthians 4:1
Let a man so reckon us as officers of Christ, and stewards of the secrets of God,
1 Peter 4:10
each, according as he received a gift, to one another ministering it, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God;

Not selfwilled

Genesis 49:6
Into their secret, come not, O my soul! Unto their assembly be not united, O mine honour; For in their anger they slew a man, And in their self-will eradicated a prince.
2 Peter 2:10
and chiefly those going behind the flesh in desire of uncleanness, and lordship despising; presumptuous, self-complacent, dignities they are not afraid to speak evil of,

Not soon

Proverbs 14:17
Whoso is short of temper doth folly, And a man of wicked devices is hated.
Proverbs 15:18
A man of fury stirreth up contention, And the slow to anger appeaseth strife.
Proverbs 16:32
Better is the slow to anger than the mighty, And the ruler over his spirit than he who is taking a city.
Ecclesiastes 7:9
Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry, For anger in the bosom of fools resteth.
James 1:19
So then, my brethren beloved, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger,

Not given to wine

Titus 2:3
aged women, in like manner, in deportment as doth become sacred persons, not false accusers, to much wine not enslaved, of good things teachers,
Leviticus 10:9
Wine and strong drink thou dost not drink, thou, and thy sons with thee, in your going in unto the tent of meeting, and ye die not -- a statute age-during to your generations;
Proverbs 31:4
Not for kings, O Lemuel, Not for kings, to drink wine, And for princes a desire of strong drink.
Isaiah 28:7
And even these through wine have erred, And through strong drink have wandered, Priest and prophet erred through strong drink, They have been swallowed up of the wine, They wandered because of the strong drink, They have erred in seeing, They have stumbled judicially.
Isaiah 56:12
Come ye, I take wine, And we drink, quaff strong drink, And as this day hath been to-morrow, Great -- exceeding abundant!'
Ezekiel 44:21
And no priest doth drink wine in their coming in unto the inner court.
Ephesians 5:18
and be not drunk with wine, in which is dissoluteness, but be filled in the Spirit,
1 Timothy 3:3
not given to wine, not a striker, not given to filthy lucre, but gentle, not contentious, not a lover of money,

Not given to filthy

Isaiah 56:10
Blind are his watchmen -- all of them, They have not known, All of them are dumb dogs, they are not able to bark, Dozing, lying down, loving to slumber.
1 Timothy 3:3
not given to wine, not a striker, not given to filthy lucre, but gentle, not contentious, not a lover of money,
1 Peter 5:2
feed the flock of God that is among you, overseeing not constrainedly, but willingly, neither for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind,

General references

Leviticus 14:42
and they have taken other stones, and brought them in unto the place of the stones, and other clay he taketh and hath daubed the house.
Ezekiel 44:9
Thus said the Lord Jehovah: No son of a stranger, uncircumcised of heart, and uncircumcised of flesh, cometh in unto My sanctuary, even any son of a stranger, who is in the midst of the sons of Israel,
1 Timothy 5:23
no longer be drinking water, but a little wine be using, because of thy stomach and of thine often infirmities;