1 Timothy 3:7
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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.

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.

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.

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.

1 Timothy 3:7 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

A good report (μαρτυριαν καλὴν)

Comp. Acts 6:3. Not only does καλός occur in the Pastorals nearly twice as many times as in Paul, but the usage is different. Out of 16 instances in Paul, there is but one in which καλός is not used substantively (Romans 7:16), while in the Pastorals it is, almost without exception, used adjectively. Μαρτυρίαν, better testimony. Comp. Titus 1:13. Not in Paul, who uses μαρτύριον.

Of them which are without (ἀπὸ τῶν ἔξωθεν)

Ἔξωθεν only once in Paul (2 Corinthians 7:6), and οἱ ἔξωθεν nowhere in Paul, and only here in Pastorals. Paul's phrase is ὁ ἔξω: see 1 Corinthians 5:12, 1 Corinthians 5:13; 2 Corinthians 4:16; 1 Thessalonians 4:12.

Reproach (ὀνειδισμὸν)

By Paul in Romans 15:3 : only here in Pastorals: three times in Hebrews.

Snare (παγίδα)

Comp. 1 Timothy 6:9; 2 Timothy 2:26. In Paul, Romans 11:9, see note. Both reproach and snare govern διαβόλου.

1 Timothy 3:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a good.

1 Timothy 5:24,25 Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after...

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

Acts 6:3 Why, brothers, look you out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom...

Acts 10:22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that fears God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews...

Acts 22:12 And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelled there,

3 John 1:12 Demetrius has good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yes, and we also bear record; and you know that our record is true.

them.

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

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 you may have lack of nothing.

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 to the church of God:

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 also in the sight of men.

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 own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed...

1 Peter 4:14-16 If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you; for the spirit of glory and of God rests on you...

the snare.

1 Timothy 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts...

2 Timothy 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Cross References
Mark 4:11
And he said to them, "To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables,

2 Corinthians 8:21
for we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord's sight but also in the sight of man.

1 Timothy 3:6
He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil.

1 Timothy 6:9
But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

2 Timothy 2:26
and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.

3 John 1:12
Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself. We also add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true.

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