Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.

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.

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 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of God’s church?) 6 He must not be a new convert, or he might become conceited and fall into the condemnation of the Devil. 7 Furthermore, he must have a good reputation among outsiders, so that he does not fall into disgrace and the Devil’s trap.


Cross References

1 Timothy 6:4

he is conceited, understanding nothing, but has a sick interest in disputes and arguments over words. From these come envy, quarreling, slander, evil suspicions,

Deuteronomy 8:14

be careful that your heart doesn’t become proud and you forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.

Deuteronomy 17:20

Then his heart will not be exalted above his countrymen, he will not turn from this command to the right or the left, and he and his sons will continue ruling many years over Israel.

2 Kings 14:10

You have indeed defeated Edom, and you have become overconfident. Enjoy your glory and stay at home. Why should you stir up such trouble that you fall—you and Judah with you?”

2 Chronicles 26:16

But when he became strong, he grew arrogant and it led to his own destruction. He acted unfaithfully against the Lord his God by going into the Lord’s sanctuary to burn incense on the incense altar.

2 Chronicles 32:25

However, because his heart was proud, Hezekiah didn’t respond according to the benefit that had come to him. So there was wrath on him, Judah, and Jerusalem.

Proverbs 16:18-19

Pride comes before destruction,
and an arrogant spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 18:12

Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud,
but humility comes before honor.

Proverbs 29:23

A person’s pride will humble him,
but a humble spirit will gain honor.

Isaiah 2:12

For a day belonging to the Lord of Hosts is coming
against all that is proud and lofty,
against all that is lifted up—it will be humbled—

Isaiah 14:12-14

Shining morning star,
how you have fallen from the heavens!
You destroyer of nations,
you have been cut down to the ground.

Luke 10:18

He said to them, “I watched Satan fall from heaven like a lightning flash.

1 Corinthians 3:1

Brothers, I was not able to speak to you as spiritual people but as people of the flesh, as babies in Christ.

1 Corinthians 4:6-8

Now, brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the saying: “Nothing beyond what is written.” The purpose is that none of you will be inflated with pride in favor of one person over another.

1 Corinthians 8:1

About food offered to idols: We know that “we all have knowledge.” Knowledge inflates with pride, but love builds up.

2 Corinthians 12:7

especially because of the extraordinary revelations. Therefore, so that I would not exalt myself, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to torment me so I would not exalt myself.

2 Timothy 3:4

traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

Hebrews 5:12-13

Although by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the basic principles of God’s revelation again. You need milk, not solid food.

1 Peter 2:2

Like newborn infants, desire the pure spiritual milk, so that you may grow by it for your salvation,

1 Peter 5:5

In the same way, you younger men, be subject to the elders. And all of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, becauseGod resists the proud
but gives grace to the humble.

2 Peter 2:4

For if God didn’t spare the angels who sinned but threw them down into Tartarus and delivered them to be kept in chains of darkness until judgment;

Jude 1:6

and He has kept, with eternal chains in darkness for the judgment of the great day, the angels who did not keep their own position but deserted their proper dwelling.

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