Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;
When they had threatened them further, they let them go (finding no basis on which to punish them)
on account of the people, because they were all glorifying God for what had happened;
But none of the rest dared to associate with them; however,
the people held them in high esteem.
When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voice, saying in the
Lycaonian language, “ The gods have become like men and have come down to us.”
and when they had brought them to the chief magistrates, they said, “These men are throwing our city into confusion, being Jews,
the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they began saying to one another, “ Undoubtedly this man is a murderer, and though he has been saved from the sea, justice has not allowed him to live.”
1 Corinthians 4:10
fools for Christ’s sake, but you are prudent in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are distinguished, but we are without honor.
“Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.
It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, and the slave like his master. If they have called the head of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign the members of his household!
brethren, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task.
They said, “Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous and
God-fearing man well spoken of by the entire nation of the Jews, was divinely directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and hear a message from you.”
Ananias, a man who was devout by the standard of the Law, and well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there,
For we have found this man a real pest and a fellow who stirs up dissension among all the Jews throughout
the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.
But we desire to hear from you what
your views are; for concerning this sect, it is known to us that it is spoken against everywhere.”
And why not say (as we are slanderously reported and as some claim that we say), “
Let us do evil that good may come”? Their condemnation is just.
1 Timothy 3:7
And he must
have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
1 Timothy 4:10
For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed
our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.
So, let us go out to Him outside the camp,
bearing His reproach.
1 Peter 4:14
If you are reviled
for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
3 John 1:12
has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself; and we add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true.
Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and make them know that I have loved you.
and said, “Sir, we remember that when He was still alive that deceiver said, ‘
After three days I am to rise again.’
There was much grumbling among the crowds concerning Him;
some were saying, “He is a good man”; others were saying, “No, on the contrary, He leads the people astray.”
And they *sent their disciples to Him, along with the
Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any.
They *came and *said to Him, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and
defer to no one; for You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to pay a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?
He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.