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1 Timothy 3:7

Moreover, he must be well thought of by goutsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into ha snare of the devil.

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1 Timothy 3:7 — The New International Version (NIV)

He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.

1 Timothy 3:7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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

1 Timothy 3:7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Also, people outside the church must speak well of him so that he will not be disgraced and fall into the devil’s trap.

1 Timothy 3:7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

1 Timothy 3:7 — New Century Version (NCV)

An elder must also have the respect of people who are not in the church so he will not be criticized by others and caught in the devil’s trap.

1 Timothy 3:7 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Moreover he must have good testimony from them that are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

1 Timothy 3:7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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.

1 Timothy 3:7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

People who are not Christians must speak well of him, or he might become the victim of disgraceful insults that the devil sets as traps for him. 

1 Timothy 3:7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Furthermore, he must have a good reputation among outsiders, so that he does not fall into disgrace and the Devil’s trap.

1 Timothy 3:7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace and the snare of the devil.

1 Timothy 3:7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

But he must also have a good testimony from those outside, in order that he may not fall into disgrace and the trap of the devil.

1 Timothy 3:7 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

The leader must also be respected by those who are outside the church. Then he will not be put to shame. He will not fall into the devil’s trap.

1 Timothy 3:7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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.


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