Parallel Verses

Amplified

He must not be a new convert, or he may [develop a beclouded and stupid state of mind] as the result of pride [be blinded by conceit, and] fall into the condemnation that the devil [once] did.

New American Standard Bible

and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

He must not be a new convert, or he might become conceited and fall into the condemnation of the Devil.

International Standard Version

He must not be a recent convert, so that he won't become arrogant and fall into the Devil's condemnation.

A Conservative Version

not a new convert, lest having been puffed up he may fall into the condemnation of the devil.

American Standard Version

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

An Understandable Version

[He must] not be a new convert or else he could become conceited [i.e., over being in a leadership position] and fall into the [same] condemnation incurred by the devil.

Anderson New Testament

Not a new convert, lest, having become conceited, he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

Bible in Basic English

Not one newly taken into the church, for fear that, through his high opinion of himself, he may come into the same sin as the Evil One.

Common New Testament

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

Daniel Mace New Testament

nor must he be a new convert; for fear he should be elated with pride, and so involve himself in the same ruin as the devil.

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

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

Goodspeed New Testament

He must not be a new convert, or he may grow conceited and incur criticism from slanderous people.

John Wesley New Testament

Not a new convert, left being puffed up, he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

Not newly planted, lest rendered proud he fall into condemnation of the accuser.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

not newly converted, lest he become conceited [and] fall into the condemnation of the devil.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He may not be a young scholar, lest he swell and fall into the judgment of the evil speaker.

Moffatt New Testament

he must not be a new convert, in case he gets conceited and incurs the doom passed on the devil;

Montgomery New Testament

He must not be a recent convert, lest he be blinded with pride, and incur the doom of the devil.

NET Bible

He must not be a recent convert or he may become arrogant and fall into the punishment that the devil will exact.

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

not a new convert, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the Devil;

The Emphasized Bible

Not a new convert, lest, being beclouded, into the sentence of the adversary, he fall;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Not a new convert, lest he be puffed up, and fall into the devil's crime.

Twentieth Century New Testament

The Presiding-Officer should not be a recent convert, that he may not be blinded by pride and fall under the same condemnation as the Devil.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

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.

Williams New Testament

He must not be a new convert, or else becoming conceited he may incur the doom the devil met.

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

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

Worsley New Testament

not one newly converted, least being puffed up he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

a novice
νεόφυτος 
Neophutos 
Usage: 1

μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

being lifted up with pride
τυφόω 
Tuphoo 
be proud, be lifted up with pride, highminded
Usage: 3

he fall
ἐμπίπτω 
Empipto 
Usage: 4

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

κρίμα 
Krima 
Usage: 23

Devotionals

Devotionals containing 1 Timothy 3:6

References

American

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Qualifications For Overseers

5 For if a man does not know how to rule his own household, how is he to take care of the church of God? 6 He must not be a new convert, or he may [develop a beclouded and stupid state of mind] as the result of pride [be blinded by conceit, and] fall into the condemnation that the devil [once] did. 7 Furthermore, he must have a good reputation and be well thought of by those outside [the church], lest he become involved in slander and incur reproach and fall into the devil's trap.


Cross References

1 Timothy 6:4

He is puffed up with pride and stupefied with conceit, [although he is] woefully ignorant. He has a morbid fondness for controversy and disputes and strife about words, which result in (produce) envy and jealousy, quarrels and dissension, abuse and insults and slander, and base suspicions,

Deuteronomy 8:14

Then your [minds and] hearts be lifted up and you forget the Lord your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage,

Deuteronomy 17:20

That his [mind and] heart may not be lifted up above his brethren and that he may not turn aside from the commandment to the right hand or to the left; so that he may continue long, he and his sons, in his kingdom in Israel.

2 Kings 14:10

You have indeed smitten Edom, and your heart has lifted you up. Glory in that, and stay at home; for why should you meddle to your hurt and provoke calamity, causing you to fall, you and Judah with you?

2 Chronicles 26:16

But when [King Uzziah] was strong, he became proud to his destruction; and he trespassed against the Lord his God, for he went into the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense.

2 Chronicles 32:25

But Hezekiah did not make return [to the Lord] according to the benefit done to him, for his heart became proud [at such a spectacular response to his prayer]; therefore there was wrath upon him and upon Judah and Jerusalem.

Proverbs 16:18-19

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 18:12

Haughtiness comes before disaster, but humility before honor.

Proverbs 29:23

A man's pride will bring him low, but he who is of a humble spirit will obtain honor.

Isaiah 2:12

For there shall be a day of the Lord of hosts against all who are proud and haughty and against all who are lifted up -- "and they shall be brought low -- "

Isaiah 14:12-14

How have you fallen from heaven, O light-bringer and daystar, son of the morning! How you have been cut down to the ground, you who weakened and laid low the nations [O blasphemous, satanic king of Babylon!]

Luke 10:18

And He said to them, I saw Satan falling like a lightning [flash] from heaven.

1 Corinthians 3:1

However, brethren, I could not talk to you as to spiritual [men], but as to nonspiritual [men of the flesh, in whom the carnal nature predominates], as to mere infants [in the new life] in Christ [ unable to talk yet!]

1 Corinthians 4:6-8

Now I have applied all this [about parties and factions] to myself and Apollos for your sakes, brethren, so that from what I have said of us [as illustrations], you may learn [to think of men in accordance with Scripture and] not to go beyond that which is written, that none of you may be puffed up and inflated with pride and boast in favor of one [minister and teacher] against another.

1 Corinthians 8:1

Now about food offered to idols: of course we know that all of us possess knowledge [concerning these matters. Yet mere] knowledge causes people to be puffed up (to bear themselves loftily and be proud), but love (affection and goodwill and benevolence) edifies and builds up and encourages one to grow [to his full stature].

2 Corinthians 12:7

And to keep me from being puffed up and too much elated by the exceeding greatness (preeminence) of these revelations, there was given me a thorn ( a splinter) in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to rack and buffet and harass me, to keep me from being excessively exalted.

2 Timothy 3:4

[They will be] treacherous [betrayers], rash, [and] inflated with self-conceit. [They will be] lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God.

Hebrews 5:12-13

For even though by this time you ought to be teaching others, you actually need someone to teach you over again the very first principles of God's Word. You have come to need milk, not solid food.

1 Peter 2:2

Like newborn babies you should crave (thirst for, earnestly desire) the pure (unadulterated) spiritual milk, that by it you may be nurtured and grow unto [completed] salvation,

1 Peter 5:5

Likewise, you who are younger and of lesser rank, be subject to the elders (the ministers and spiritual guides of the church) -- "[giving them due respect and yielding to their counsel]. Clothe (apron) yourselves, all of you, with humility [as the garb of a servant, so that its covering cannot possibly be stripped from you, with freedom from pride and arrogance] toward one another. For God sets Himself against the proud (the insolent, the overbearing, the disdainful, the presumptuous, the boastful) -- "[and He opposes, frustrates, and defeats them], but gives grace (favor, blessing) to the humble.

2 Peter 2:4

For God did not [even] spare angels that sinned, but cast them into hell, delivering them to be kept there in pits of gloom till the judgment and their doom.

Jude 1:6

And angels who did not keep (care for, guard, and hold to) their own first place of power but abandoned their proper dwelling place -- "these He has reserved in custody in eternal chains (bonds) under the thick gloom of utter darkness until the judgment and doom of the great day.

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