Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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
Some men's sins are manifest, going before to judgment; and also to some they follow in the train.
1 Samuel 2:24
Nay, sons, for not a good report which I heard: causing the people of Jehovah to pass by.
Acts 6:3
Therefore, survey, brethren, seven men of you, being witnesses full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom ye shall set over this need.
Acts 10:22
And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and fearing God, and witnessed of by the whole nation of the Jews, received intimation of the divine will by a holy messenger to send for thee to his house, and hear words of thee.
Acts 22:12
And a certain Ananias, a religious man according to the law, testified of by all the Jews dwelling,
3 John 1:12
It has been testified to Demetrius by all, and by the truth itself: and we also testify; and know that our testimony is true.


1 Timothy 5:14
I wish therefore the younger to marry, to bear children, to rule the house, to give no occasion to him opposing for reproach.
1 Corinthians 10:32
And be ye not molesters to the Jews, and the Greeks, and to the church of God:
2 Corinthians 6:3
Giving no offence in any thing, that the service be not blamed:
2 Corinthians 8:21
Providing good things beforehand, not only before the Lord, but also before men.
1 Thessalonians 5:22
Keep away from all appearance of evil.
Titus 2:5
Of sound mind chaste, remaining at home, good subordinates to their own husbands, that the word of God be not defamed.
1 Peter 4:14
If ye be reproached in the name of Christ, ye happy; for the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you: by them truly he is defamed, and by you he is praised.

The snare

1 Timothy 6:9
And they wishing to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and many eager desires, unwise and hurtful, which sink men into ruin and perdition.
2 Timothy 2:26
That they may return to a state of sobriety from the snare of the devil, being taken alive by him at his will.