He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.
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.
Also, people outside the church must speak well of him so that he will not fall into the Devil’s trap and be disgraced.
Outsiders must think well of him, or else the Devil will figure out a way to lure him into his trap.
And he is to have a good name among those outside the church, so that nothing may be said against him and he may not be taken by the designs of the Evil One.
Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace and the snare of the devil.
Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
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1 tn Or “have a good reputation with”; Grk “have a good testimony from.”
2 tn Grk “the ones outside.”
3 tn Or “be trapped like the devil was”; Grk “fall into the trap of the devil.” The parallel in 2 Tim 2:26 supports the rendering given in the text.