New International Version
For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man.
King James Bible
Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
Darby Bible Translation
for we provide for things honest, not only before [the] Lord, but also before men.
World English Bible
Having regard for honorable things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
Young's Literal Translation
providing right things, not only before the Lord, but also before men;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Providing for honest things - Taking care to act so as not only to be clear in the sight of God, but also to be clear in the sight of all men; avoiding even the appearance of evil. I wish the reader to refer to the excellent note on 1 Corinthians 16:4 (note), which I have extracted from Dr. Paley.
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So she lay at his feet until morning, but got up before anyone could be recognized; and he said, "No one must know that a woman came to the threshing floor."
Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.
because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.
2 Corinthians 8:20
We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift.
2 Corinthians 8:22
In addition, we are sending with them our brother who has often proved to us in many ways that he is zealous, and now even more so because of his great confidence in you.
1 Timothy 3:7
He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil's trap.
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