Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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

Bible References

A good

1 Timothy 5:24
The sins of some men are clearly seen, going before them to be judged; but with others, their sins go after them.
1 Samuel 2:24
No, my sons, the account which is given me, which the Lord's people are sending about, is not good.
Acts 6:3
Take then from among you seven men of good name, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, to whom we may give control of this business.
Acts 10:22
And they said, Cornelius, a captain, an upright and God-fearing man, respected by all the nation of the Jews, had word from God by an angel to send for you to his house, and to give hearing to your words.
Acts 22:12
And one Ananias, a God-fearing man, who kept the law, and of whom all the Jews in that place had a high opinion,
3 John 1:12
Demetrius has the approval of all men and of what is true: and we give the same witness, and you are certain that our witness is true.

Lest

1 Timothy 5:14
So it is my desire that the younger widows may be married and have children, controlling their families, and giving the Evil One no chance to say anything against them,
1 Corinthians 10:32
Give no cause of trouble to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the church of God.
2 Corinthians 6:3
Giving no cause for trouble in anything, so that no one may be able to say anything against our work;
2 Corinthians 8:21
For the business has been so ordered by us as to have the approval, not only of the Lord, but of men.
1 Thessalonians 5:22
Keep from every form of evil.
Titus 2:5
To be wise in mind, clean in heart, kind; working in their houses, living under the authority of their husbands; so that no evil may be said of the word of God.
1 Peter 4:14
If men say evil things of you because of the name of Christ, happy are you; for the Spirit of glory and of God is resting on you.

The snare

1 Timothy 6:9
But those who have a desire for wealth are falling into danger, and are taken as in a net by a number of foolish and damaging desires, through which men are overtaken by death and destruction.
2 Timothy 2:26
And so they may get themselves free from the net of the Evil One, being made the prisoners of the Lord's servant, for the purpose of God.

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain