Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;
And they, having further threatened, released them, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people. Since all glorified God for that which happened.
But of the rest no man dared join them, but the people magnified them.
And the multitudes who saw what Paul did, lifted up their voice, speaking Lycaonian, The gods came down to us, having become like men.
And after bringing them to the magistrates, they said, These men, being Jews, disturb our city,
And when the foreigners saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to each other, Certainly this man is a murderer, whom, though saved from the sea, Justice did not allow to live.
1 Corinthians 4:10
We are foolish for the sake of Christ, but ye are wise in Christ. We are weak, but ye are strong. Ye are esteemed, but we are disreputable.
Blessed are ye when they revile you, and persecute you, and say every evil word, being deceitful against you because of me.
It is enough for the pupil that he becomes like his teacher, and the bondman like his lord. If they have called the house-ruler Beelzebub, how much more those of his household.
Therefore, brothers, seek ye out seven men from you being well reported, full of Holy Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this need.
And they said, Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous man, and fearing God, and being well testified by the whole nation of the Jews, was divinely warned by a holy agent to summon thee to his house, and to hear sayings from thee.
And a certain Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report by all the Jews who dwell there,
For we have found this man a plague, who even instigates sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes,
But we think it worthy to hear from thee what thou think. For indeed about this sect, it is known to us that everywhere it is spoken against.
and not (as we are slandered, and as some affirm us to say) that we may do evil so that good things may come (whose condemnation is just)?
1 Timothy 3:7
And he must also have good testimony from those outside, lest he may fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
1 Timothy 4:10
For we both labor and are reproached for this, because we have hoped in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of the faithful.
Let us therefore go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.
1 Peter 4:14
Blessed are ye if ye are reviled for the name of Christ, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. From them he is indeed blasphemed, but from you he is glorified.
3 John 1:12
Demetrius has been testified by all, and by the truth itself. But we also testify, and ye know that our testimony is true.
Behold, I give of the synagogue of Satan, those who say themselves to be Jews, and are not, but lie, behold, I will make them so that they will come and bow down before thy feet, and may know that I have loved thee.
saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said while he was still alive, After three days I am raised.
And there was much murmuring among the multitudes about him. Some said, He is a good man, others said, No, but he leads the multitude astray.
And they send out their disciples to him, with the Herodians, saying, Teacher, we know that thou are true, and teach the way of God in truth, and it is not a concern to thee about a man, for thou look not to the personage of men.
And when they came, they say to him, Teacher, we have seen that thou are true, and it is not a care to thee about any man, for thou look not to a personage of men, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it permitted to give tribute
He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory, but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him, this man is true, and unrighteousness is not in him.