1 Timothy 3:7
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New International Version
He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil's trap.

New Living Translation
Also, people outside the church must speak well of him so that he will not be disgraced and fall into the devil's trap.

English Standard Version
Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.

Berean Study Bible
Furthermore, he must have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the snare of the devil.

Berean Literal Bible
And it behooves him also to have a good testimony from those outside, so that he might not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

New American Standard Bible
And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

King James Bible
Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Furthermore, he must have a good reputation among outsiders, so that he does not fall into disgrace and the Devil's trap.

International Standard Version
He must be well thought of by outsiders, so he doesn't fall into disgrace and the trap set for him by the devil.

NET Bible
And he must be well thought of by those outside the faith, so that he may not fall into disgrace and be caught by the devil's trap.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He ought to have an excellent testimony from outsiders, lest he fall into shame and into the trap of Satan.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People who are not Christians must speak well of him, or he might become the victim of disgraceful insults that the devil sets as traps for him.

New American Standard 1977
And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he may not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Moreover he must have a good report of those who are outside lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

King James 2000 Bible
Moreover he must have a good report of them who are outside; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

American King James Version
Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

American Standard Version
Moreover he must have good testimony from them that are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moreover he must have a good testimony of them who are without: lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

Darby Bible Translation
But it is necessary that he should have also a good testimony from those without, that he may fall not into reproach and [the] snare of the devil.

English Revised Version
Moreover he must have good testimony from them that are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

Webster's Bible Translation
Moreover, he must have a good report of them who are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

Weymouth New Testament
It is needful also that he bear a good character with people outside the Church, lest he fall into reproach or a snare of the Devil.

World English Bible
Moreover he must have good testimony from those who are outside, to avoid falling into reproach and the snare of the devil.

Young's Literal Translation
and it behoveth him also to have a good testimony from those without, that he may not fall into reproach and a snare of the devil.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-7 If a man desired the pastoral office, and from love to Christ, and the souls of men, was ready to deny himself, and undergo hardships by devoting himself to that service, he sought to be employed in a good work, and his desire should be approved, provided he was qualified for the office. A minister must give as little occasion for blame as can be, lest he bring reproach upon his office. He must be sober, temperate, moderate in all his actions, and in the use of all creature-comforts. Sobriety and watchfulness are put together in Scripture, they assist one the other. The families of ministers ought to be examples of good to all other families. We should take heed of pride; it is a sin that turned angels into devils. He must be of good repute among his neighbours, and under no reproach from his former life. To encourage all faithful ministers, we have Christ's gracious word of promise, Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world, Mt 28:20. And he will fit his ministers for their work, and carry them through difficulties with comfort, and reward their faithfulness.
Study Bible
Qualifications for Overseers
6He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same condemnation as the devil. 7Furthermore, he must have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the snare of the devil. 8Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued or given to much wine or greedy for money.…
Cross References
Mark 4:11
And He told them, "The mystery of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to those on the outside, everything is expressed in parables,

2 Corinthians 8:21
For we are taking great care to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord, but also in the eyes of men.

1 Timothy 3:6
He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same condemnation as the devil.

1 Timothy 6:9
Those who want to be rich, however, fall into temptation and become ensnared by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.

2 Timothy 2:26
Then they will come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, who has taken them captive to his will.

3 John 1:12
Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself. We also testify for him, and you know that our testimony is true.
Treasury of Scripture

Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

a good.

1 Timothy 5:24,25 Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and …

1 Samuel 2:24 No, my sons; for it is no good report that I hear: you make the LORD's …

Acts 6:3 Why, brothers, look you out among you seven men of honest report, …

Acts 10:22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that …

Acts 22:12 And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good …

3 John 1:12 Demetrius has good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yes, …

them.

1 Corinthians 5:12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not …

Colossians 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

1 Thessalonians 4:12 That you may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that …

lest.

1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house…

1 Corinthians 10:32 Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor …

2 Corinthians 6:3 Giving no offense in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

2 Corinthians 8:21 Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but …

1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

Titus 2:5,8 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their …

1 Peter 4:14-16 If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you; for the …

the snare.

1 Timothy 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and …

2 Timothy 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, …

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