1 Timothy 3:6
Good News Translation
He must be mature in the faith, so that he will not swell up with pride and be condemned, as the Devil was.

Contemporary English Version
They must not be new followers of the Lord. If they are, they might become proud and be doomed along with the devil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Not a neophyte: lest, being puffed up with pride, he fall into the judgment of the devil.

New American Bible
He should not be a recent convert, so that he may not become conceited and thus incur the devil’s punishment.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Not a neophyte: lest, being puffed up with pride, he fall into the judgment of the devil.

novice.

1 Corinthians 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal. As unto little ones in Christ.

Hebrews 5:12,13 For whereas for the time you ought to be masters, you have need to be taught again what are the first elements of the words of God: and you are become such as have need of milk and not of strong meat. . . .

1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the rational milk without guile, that thereby you may grow unto salvation:

lest.

Deuteronomy 8:14 Thy heart be lifted up, and thou remember not the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage:

Deuteronomy 17:20 And that his heart be not lifted up with pride over his brethren, nor decline to the right or to the left, that he and his sons may reign a long time over Israel.

2 Kings 14:10 Thou hast beaten and prevailed over Edom, and thy heart hath lifted thee up; be content with this glory, and sit at home; why provokest thou evil, that thou shouldst fall, and Juda with thee?

2 Chronicles 26:16 But when he was made strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction, and he neglected the Lord his God: and going into the temple of the Lord, he had a mind to burn incense upon the altar of incense.

2 Chronicles 32:25 But he did not render again according to the benefits which he had received, for his heart was lifted up: and wrath was enkindled against him, and against Juda and Jerusalem.

Proverbs 16:18,19 Pride goeth before destruction: and the spirit is lifted up before a fall. . . .

Proverbs 18:12 Before destruction, the heart of a man is exalted: and before he be glorified, it is humbled.

Proverbs 29:23 Humiliation followeth the proud: and glory shall uphold the humble of spirit.

Isaiah 2:12 Because the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and highminded, and upon every one that is arrogant, and he shall be humbled.

1 Corinthians 4:6-8 But these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollo, for your sakes: that in us you may learn that one be not puffed up against the other for another, above that which is written. . . .

1 Corinthians 8:1 Now concerning those things that are sacrificed to idols: we know we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up: but charity edifieth.

2 Corinthians 12:7 And lest the greatness of the revelations should exalt me, there was given me a sting of my flesh, an angel of Satan, to buffet me.

1 Peter 5:5 In like manner, ye young men, be subject to the ancients. And do you all insinuate humility one to another: for God resisteth the proud, but to the humble he giveth grace.

the condemnation.

Isaiah 14:12-14 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, who didst rise in the morning? how art thou fallen to the earth, that didst wound the nations? . . .

Luke 10:18 And he said to them: I saw Satan like lightning falling from heaven.

2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but delivered them, drawn down by infernal ropes to the lower hell, unto torments, to be reserved unto judgment:

Jude 1:6 And the angels who kept not their principality but forsook their own habitation, he hath reserved under darkness in everlasting chains, unto the judgment of the great day.

Context
Qualifications for Overseers
5But if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God? 6Not a neophyte: lest, being puffed up with pride, he fall into the judgment of the devil. 7Moreover, he must have a good testimony of them who are without: lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 3:7
Moreover, he must have a good testimony of them who are without: lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

1 Timothy 6:4
He is proud, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and strifes of words; from which arise envies, contentions, blasphemies, evil suspicions,

2 Timothy 3:4
Traitors, stubborn, puffed up, and lovers of pleasure more than of God:

Additional Translations
He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same condemnation as the devil.

not a novice, lest having been puffed up, he might fall into the judgment of the devil.

Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

not a novice, lest being puffed up he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

not a novice, that he may not, being inflated, fall into [the] fault of the devil.

not a novice, lest being puffed up he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

He ought not to be a new convert, for fear he should be blinded with pride and come under the same condemnation as the Devil.

not a new convert, lest being puffed up he fall into the same condemnation as the devil.

not a new convert, lest having been puffed up he may fall to a judgment of the devil;
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