“Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
1Ti 3:7 He must have a good report of them which are without. Have an established character which speaks well for the church among the unconverted. Lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. Into some snare of the devil, some improper conduct, which will bring reproach on the church.