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
Some men's sins are openly manifest, going before to judgment; and some men also they follow after.
Acts 6:3
but look ye out, brethren, from among yourselves, seven well-attested men, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint over this business;
Acts 10:22
And they said, "Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous man, and one fearing God, well reported of also by all the nation of the Jews, was divinely warned by a holy angel to send for you to his house, and to hear words from you."
Acts 22:12
And one Ananias, a devout, man according to the law, well spoken of by all the resident Jews,
3 John 1:12
To Demetrius testimony has been borne by all, and by the truth itself; and we also bear testimony, and you know that our testimony is true.

Lest

1 Timothy 5:14
I desire, therefore, that younger widows marry, bear children, rule a house-hold, give no occasion to the adversary for reproach;
1 Corinthians 10:32
Give no occasion of stumbling, either to Jews or Greeks, or to the assembly of God:
2 Corinthians 6:3
giving no occasion of stumbling in anything, that our ministry be not blamed;
2 Corinthians 8:21
for we provide things honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
1 Thessalonians 5:22
Abstain from every form of evil.
Titus 2:5
to be sober, pure, workers at home, good, submitting themselves to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
1 Peter 4:14
If ye are reproached in Christ's name, happy are ye, because the Spirit of glory and that of God rests upon you.

The snare

1 Timothy 6:9
But those, purposing to be rich, fall into temptation, and a snare, and many foolish and hurtful desires, which, indeed, sink men into destruction and perdition.
2 Timothy 2:26
and they may return to soberness out of the snare of the Devil, having been taken captive by him in accordance with his will.