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 people are evident, preceding [them] to judgment, but for some also they follow after [them].
1 Samuel 2:24
No, my sons, the report [is] not good that I am hearing the people of Yahweh spreading.
Acts 6:3
So, brothers, select from among you seven men {of good reputation}, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we will put in charge of this need.
Acts 10:22
And they said, "Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous and God-fearing man--and well spoken of by the whole nation of the Jews--was directed by a holy angel to summon you to his house and to hear words from you."
Acts 22:12
And a certain Ananias, a devout man according to the law, well spoken of by all the Jews who live [there],
3 John 1:12
Demetrius has been testified to by all, even by the truth itself. And we also testify [to him], and you know that our testimony is true.

Lest

1 Timothy 5:14
Therefore I want younger [widows] to marry, to bear children, to manage a household, to give the adversary no opportunity for reproach.
1 Corinthians 10:32
{Give no offense} both to Jews and to Greeks and to the church of God,
2 Corinthians 6:3
[We are] giving no one an occasion for taking offense in anything, in order that our ministry will not have fault found [with it],
2 Corinthians 8:21
For we are taking into consideration what is honorable not only before the Lord, but also before people.
1 Thessalonians 5:22
Abstain from every form of evil.
Titus 2:5
[to be] self-controlled, pure, busy at home, good, being subject to their own husbands, in order that the word of God may not be slandered.
1 Peter 4:14
If you are reviled on account of the name of Christ, [you are] blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.

The snare

1 Timothy 6:9
But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and a trap and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge those people into ruin and destruction.
2 Timothy 2:26
and they will come to their senses again [and escape] from the trap of the devil, being held captive by him to [do] his will.