1 Timothy 3:7
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New Living Translation
Also, people outside the church must speak well of him so that he will not be disgraced and fall into the devil's trap.

King James Bible
Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

Darby Bible Translation
But it is necessary that he should have also a good testimony from those without, that he may fall not into reproach and the snare of the devil.

World English Bible
Moreover he must have good testimony from those who are outside, to avoid falling into reproach and the snare of the devil.

Young's Literal Translation
and it behoveth him also to have a good testimony from those without, that he may not fall into reproach and a snare of the devil.

1 Timothy 3:7 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

3:7 He ought also to have a good report - To have had a fair character in time past. From them that are without - That are not Christians. Lest he fall into reproach - By their rehearsing his former life, which might discourage and prove a snare to him.

1 Timothy 3:7 Parallel Commentaries

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The Unity of the Divine Essence, and the Trinity of Persons.
Deut. vi. 4.--"Hear O Israel the Lord our God is one Lord."--1 John v. 7. "There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost, and these three are one." "Great is the mystery of godliness," 1 Tim. iii. 16. Religion and true godliness is a bundle of excellent mysteries--of things hid from the world, yea, from the wise men of the world, (1 Cor. ii. 6.) and not only so, but secrets in their own nature, the distinct knowledge whereof is not given to saints in this estate
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Of Matrimony.
It is not only without any warrant of Scripture that matrimony is considered a sacrament, but it has been turned into a mere mockery by the very same traditions which vaunt it as a sacrament. Let us look a little into this. I have said that in every sacrament there is contained a word of divine promise, which must be believed in by him who receives the sign; and that the sign alone cannot constitute a sacrament. Now we nowhere read that he who marries a wife will receive any grace from God; neither
Martin Luther—First Principles of the Reformation

Sundry Exhortations.
HEBREWS xiii. Let love of the brethren continue. Forget not to shew love unto strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; them that are evil entreated, as being yourselves also in the body. Let marriage be had in honour among all, and let the bed be undefiled: for fornicators and adulterers God will judge. Be ye free from the love of money; content with such things as ye have: for Himself hath said, I will in no wise fail thee,
Thomas Charles Edwards—The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews

The Servant's Triumph
'He is near that justifieth Me; who will contend with Me? let us stand together: who is Mine adversary? let him come near to Me. 9. Behold, the Lord God will help Me; who is he that shall condemn Me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.'--ISAIAH l. 8, 9. We have reached the final words of this prophecy, and we hear in them a tone of lofty confidence and triumph. While the former ones sounded plaintive like soft flute music, this rings out clear like the note of a
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Mark 4:11
He replied, "You are permitted to understand the secret of the Kingdom of God. But I use parables for everything I say to outsiders,

2 Corinthians 8:21
We are careful to be honorable before the Lord, but we also want everyone else to see that we are honorable.

1 Timothy 3:6
An elder must not be a new believer, because he might become proud, and the devil would cause him to fall.

1 Timothy 6:9
But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.

2 Timothy 2:26
Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil's trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants.

3 John 1:12
Everyone speaks highly of Demetrius, as does the truth itself. We ourselves can say the same for him, and you know we speak the truth.

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