He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil.
and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil.
An elder must not be a new Christian, because he might be proud of being chosen so soon, and the Devil will use that pride to make him fall.
He must not be a new believer, lest the position go to his head and the Devil trip him up.
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.
He must not be a recent convert, or he may be puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil.
not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil.
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1 tn Grk “that he may not become arrogant.”
2 tn Grk “the judgment of the devil,” which could also mean “the judgment that the devil incurred.” But see 1 Tim 1:20 for examples of the danger Paul seems to have in mind.