1 Timothy 3:7
Good News Translation
He should be a man who is respected by the people outside the church, so that he will not be disgraced and fall into the Devil's trap.

Contemporary English Version
Finally, they must be well-respected by people who are not followers. Then they won't be trapped and disgraced by 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.

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Moreover, he must have a good testimony of them who 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 manifest, going before to judgment: and some men they follow after. . . .

1 Samuel 2:24 Do not so, my sons: for it is no good report that I hear, that you make the people of the Lord to transgress.

Acts 6:3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

Acts 10:22 Who said: Cornelius, a centurion, a just man and one that feareth God, and having good testimony from all the nation of the Jews, received an answer of an holy angel, to send for thee into his house And to hear words of thee.

Acts 22:12 And one Ananias, a man according to the law, having testimony of all the Jews who dwelt there,

3 John 1:12 To Demetrius, testimony is given by all, and by the truth itself: yea and we also give testimony. And thou knowest that our testimony is true.

them.

1 Corinthians 5:12 For what have I to do to judge them that are without? Do not you judge them that are within?

Colossians 4:5 Walk with wisdom towards them that are without, redeeming the time.

1 Thessalonians 4:12 0

lest.

1 Timothy 5:14 I will, therefore, that the younger should marry, bear children, be mistresses of families, give no occasion to the adversary to speak evil.

1 Corinthians 10:32 Be without offence to the Jew, and to the Gentiles and to the church of God:

2 Corinthians 6:3 Giving no offence to any man, that our ministry be not blamed.

2 Corinthians 8:21 For we forecast what may be good, not only before God but also before men.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 From all appearance of evil refrain yourselves.

Titus 2:5,8 To be discreet, chaste, sober, having a care of the house, gentle, obedient to their husbands: that the word of God be not blasphemed. . . .

1 Peter 4:14-16 If you be reproached for the name of Christ, you shall be blessed: for that which is of the honour, glory and power of God, and that which is his Spirit resteth upon you. . . .

the snare.

1 Timothy 6:9 For they that will become rich fall into temptation and into the snare of the devil and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition.

2 Timothy 2:26 And they may recover themselves from the snares of the devil by whom they are held captive at his will.

Context
Qualifications for Overseers
6Not a neophyte: lest, being puffed up with pride, he fall into the judgment of the devil. 7Moreover, he must have a good testimony of them who are without: lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. 8Deacons in like manner: chaste, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre:…
Cross References
Mark 4:11
And he said to them: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but to them that are without, all things are done in parables:

2 Corinthians 8:21
For we forecast what may be good, not only before God but also before men.

1 Timothy 3:6
Not a neophyte: lest, being puffed up with pride, he fall into the judgment of the devil.

1 Timothy 6:9
For they that will become rich fall into temptation and into the snare of the devil and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition.

2 Timothy 2:26
And they may recover themselves from the snares of the devil by whom they are held captive at his will.

3 John 1:12
To Demetrius, testimony is given by all, and by the truth itself: yea and we also give testimony. And thou knowest that our testimony is true.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.
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