New Living Translation
An elder must not be a new believer, because he might become proud, and the devil would cause him to fall.
King James Bible
Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
Darby Bible Translation
not a novice, that he may not, being inflated, fall into the fault of the devil.
World English Bible
not a new convert, lest being puffed up he fall into the same condemnation as the devil.
Young's Literal Translation
not a new convert, lest having been puffed up he may fall to a judgment of the devil;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:6 Lest being puffed up - With this new honour, or with the applause which frequently follows it. He fall into the condemnation of the devil - The same into which the devil fell.
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1 Timothy 3:7
Also, people outside the church must speak well of him so that he will not be disgraced and fall into the devil's trap.
1 Timothy 6:4
Anyone who teaches something different is arrogant and lacks understanding. Such a person has an unhealthy desire to quibble over the meaning of words. This stirs up arguments ending in jealousy, division, slander, and evil suspicions.
2 Timothy 3:4
They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God.
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