New Living Translation
We are careful to be honorable before the Lord, but we also want everyone else to see that we are honorable.
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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27. Indeed in all spiritual delights, which unmarried women enjoy, their holy conversation ought also to be with caution; lest haply, though their life be not evil through haughtiness, their report be evil through negligence. Nor are they to be listened to, whether they be holy men or women, when (upon occasion of their neglect in some matter being blamed, through which it comes to pass that they fall into evil suspicion, from which they know that their life is far removed) they say that it is enough …
St. Augustine—On the Good of Widowhood.
Epistle xxxi. To Theodorus, Physician.
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So Ruth lay at Boaz's feet until the morning, but she got up before it was light enough for people to recognize each other. For Boaz had said, "No one must know that a woman was here at the threshing floor."
Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will earn a good reputation.
Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable.
If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too.
2 Corinthians 8:20
We are traveling together to guard against any criticism for the way we are handling this generous gift.
2 Corinthians 8:22
We are also sending with them another of our brothers who has proven himself many times and has shown on many occasions how eager he is. He is now even more enthusiastic because of his great confidence in you.
1 Timothy 3:7
Also, people outside the church must speak well of him so that he will not be disgraced and fall into the devil's trap.
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