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1 Corinthians 4:5-6--Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time (kaiROU), before the Lord comes, who will bring to light (pho-tISei) the things now hidden (ta KRYPta) in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then every man will receive his commendation (EPainos) from God. 6 I have applied (metesche-MATisa) all this to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brethren, that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up (physiOUSthe) in favor of one against another. (RSV)
Alt.:--The moral of this is that we should make no hasty or premature judgments. ...
    Having your favourite teacher is not only silly but wrong
I have used myself and Apollos above as an illustration, so that you might learn from what I have said about us not to assess man above his value in God's sight, and may thus avoid the friction that comes from exalting one teacher against another. (Phillips)
Alt.:--Maybe we can show you the meaning of the saying, "not beyond the things written." If you learn that, perhaps none of you will swell with pride because you fall into the seductive trap of pitting one against the other. (Voice)
Alt.:--so that you will learn restraint and not rush into making judgments without knowing all the facts. It's important to look at things from God's point of view. I would rather not see you inflating or deflating reputations based on mere hearsay. (Mes)
Alt.:--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. (ICB)
Alt.:--so none of you will become arrogant by supporting one of us against the other. (CEB)
Alt.:--lest you are puffed up as ba'alei ga'avah (conceited, haughty persons) in favor of one or against the other. (OJB)

1 Corinthians 4:17-19--Therefore I sent [or, am sending] to you Timothy, my beloved (agape-TON) and faithful (pisTON) child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach them everywhere in every church (ekkle-SIa). 18 Some are arrogant (ephysiO-the-SAN), as though I were not coming to you. 19 But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I will find out not the talk of these arrogant (pephysio-MENo-n) people but their power. (RSV)
Alt.:--my beloved and trustworthy child in the Lord, ... who will recall to your minds my methods of proceeding and course of conduct and way of life in Christ ... Some of you have become conceited and arrogant and pretentious, counting on my not coming to you. ... and then I will perceive and understand not what the talk of these puffed up and arrogant spirits amount to, but their force (the moral power and excellence of soul they really possess). (AMP)
Alt.:--Some of you have become proud, thinking that I will not come to you again. ... Then I will see what those who are proud can do, not what they say. (ICB)
Alt.:--But some of you are boisterous as if I am not coming to you, ... I shall know, not the words of those whose souls are lifted up (ABPE)
Alt.:--I'll find out whether these proud men are just big talkers or whether they really have God’s power. (LB)
Alt.:--and will know not the words of those who are puffed up, but the virtue. (JUB)

1 Corinthians 5:1-2--It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that does not occur even among pagans (tois ETHnesin): A man has his father's wife. 2 And you are proud! (pephysio-MEnoi esTE) Shouldn't you rather have been filled with grief and have put out of your fellowship the man who did this? (NIV)
Alt.:--It is widely reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and the kind of sexual immorality that is not even tolerated among the Gentiles—a man is living with his father's wife. And you are inflated with pride, instead of filled with grief (HCSB)
Alt.:--Whoredom is actually heard of among you (YLT)
Alt.:--A man there has [is living in sin with; is sleeping with] his father’s wife [probably his stepmother; Lev. 18:7–8; 20:11]. And you are proud [arrogant; puffed up]! (EXB)
Alt.:--This kind of sin is not even heard of among unbelievers--a man is actually married to his father's wife. (GWT)
Alt.:--And are you still so conceited, so "spiritual"? Why aren't you mourning in sorrow and shame ...? (LB)
Alt.:--It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles ... And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned (KJV)
Alt.:--And you are being arrogant instead of being filled with grief (ISV)
Alt.:--How, then, can you be proud? (GNT)
Alt.:--Are you still proud of your Church? Shouldn’t you be overwhelmed with sorrow and shame? The man who has done such a thing should certainly be expelled from your fellowship! (Phillips)
Alt.:--And you, instead of mourning and removing from among you the man who has done this deed of shame, are filled with self-complacency! (Wey)

1 Corinthians 8:1-3--Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love (aGApe-) builds up (oikodoMEI). 2 If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. 3 But if anyone loves (agaPA) God, he is known (egNO-Stai) by God. (ESV)
Alt.:--Now about food offered to idols: of course we know (OIdamen) that all of us possess knowledge (GNO-sin) [concerning these matters. Yet mere] knowledge (GNO-sis) causes people to be puffed up (physiOI) (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]. (AMP)
Alt.:--But knowledge makes us proud of ourselves, while love makes us helpful to others. (CEV)
Alt.:--But this knowledge only fills people with pride. It is love that helps the church grow stronger. (ERV)
Alt.:--We know that "we all have knowledge [probably a slogan used by the Corinthians; see 6:12, 13; 7:1; 8:4; 10:23]." (EXB)
Alt.:--while knowledge may make a man look big, it is only love that can make him grow to his full stature. (Phillips)
Alt.:--This is a subject which we already understand--because we all have knowledge of it. Knowledge, however, tends to make people conceited; (Wey)
Alt.:--Love is the real teacher. (WE)

2 Corinthians 12:19-21--All-this-time are you thinking (dokEIte) that we are defending-ourselves (apologOUmetha) to you? We are speaking before God in Christ— and speaking all things (PANta), beloved (agape-TOI), for the sake of your edification (oikodomEIS). 20 For I am fearing (phobOUmai) that having come, I may somehow find you to be not such as I want and I may be found by you to be such as you do not want— that somehow there may be strife (ERis), jealousy (ZE-Los), rages (thymOI), selfish-interests (eriTHEIai), slanders (katalaliAI), whisperings (psithyrisMOI), puffings [with pride] (physiO-Seis), disorders (akatastaSIai); 21 that I having come again, my God should humble (tapeiNO-Se-) me before you, and I should mourn many of the ones having previously-sinned and not having repented over the impurity (akatharSIa) and sexual-immorality (pornEIa) and sensuality (aselGEIa) which they practiced (Epraxan). (DLNT)
Alt.:--Actually I am speaking in Christ before God himself, and my only reason for so doing is to help you in your spiritual life. (Phillips)
Alt.:--You are our dear friends, and everything we do is to make you stronger. (ERV)
Alt.:--I fear lest efsher there be merivah (strife), kinah (jealousy), ka'as (anger), machalokot (divisions), lashon hora (evil speech), ga'avah (conceit), commotions; (OJB)
Alt.:--I fear that some of you may be arguing or jealous or angry or selfish or gossiping or insulting each other. I even fear that you may be proud and acting like a mob. (CEV)
Alt.:--arguing, jealousy, anger, selfish fighting, evil talk, gossip, pride, and confusion. (ICB)
Alt.:--friction, rivalry, fevered tempers and fists, selfishness, slander, defamation, pride, and complete chaos. (Voice)
Alt.:--I'm afraid each of you will focus only on getting ahead. Then you will tell lies about each other. You will talk about each other. I'm afraid you will be proud and cause trouble. (NIRV)
Alt.:--I'm afraid that there might be fighting, obsession, losing your temper, competitive opposition, backstabbing, gossip, conceit, and disorderly conduct. ... I'm afraid that when I come again, my God may embarrass me in front of you. I might have to go into mourning over all the people who have sinned before and haven’t changed their hearts and lives from what they used to practice: moral corruption, sexual immorality, and doing whatever feels good. (CEB)
Alt.:--I am afraid of finding arguments, jealousy, ill-feeling, divided loyalties, slander, whispering, pride and disharmony. When I come, will God make me feel ashamed of you as I stand among you? Shall I have to grieve over many who have sinned already and are not yet sorry for the impurity, the immorality and the lustfulness of which they are guilty? (Phillips)
Alt.:--I do admit that I have fears that ... everything will fall to pieces—quarrels, jealousy, flaring tempers, taking sides, angry words, vicious rumors, swelled heads, and general bedlam. ... who refuse to turn away from the pigsty of evil, sexual disorder, and indecency in which they wallow. (Mes)
Alt.:--lest by any means there should be strife, jealousy, wraths, factions, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults; ... and repented not of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they committed.(ASV)
Alt.:--quarreling, and envying each other, and being angry with each other, and acting big, and saying wicked things about each other, and whispering behind each other's backs, filled with conceit and disunity. ... and don't even care about the wicked, impure things you have done: your lust and immorality, and the taking of other men’s wives. (LB)
Alt.:--and then refused to turn away from their addictions to impure practices, immoral sex, and reckless perversions. (Voice)
Alt.:--Many of them have still not changed their hearts to be sorry for their evil lives, their sexual sins, and the shameful things they have done. (ERV)
Alt.:--Many have not turned away from their dirty ways, their wrong use of sex, and the things they should be ashamed of. (WENT)
Alt.:--the impurity, sexual immorality and decadence which they formerly practiced. (AMP)
Alt.:--the perversion, sexual sins, and promiscuity (NOG)
Alt.:--the uncleanness, and fornication, and wantonness (Gen)
Alt.:--and eagerness for lustful pleasure. (NLT)

Colossians 2:18-19--Let no one beguile you of your prize, delighting (THELo-n) in humble-mindedness (tapeinophroSYne-) and in worship of the messengers (to-n anGELo-n), intruding into the things he hath not seen, being vainly (eiKE-) puffed up (physiOUmenos) by the mind (noOS) of his flesh (sarKOS), 19 and not (ou) holding (kraTO-N) the head (kephaLE-N), from which all the body (SO-ma) -- through the joints and bands gathering supply, and being knit together -- may increase with the increase (AUXei te-n AUXe-sin) of God. (YLT)
Alt.:--Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize. Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions. He has lost connection with the Head (NIV)
Alt.:--from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God. (ESV)
Alt.:--Do not allow yourselves to be condemned by anyone who claims to be superior because of special visions ... For no reason at all, such a person is all puffed up by his human way of thinking and has stopped holding onto Christ, who is the head of the body. (GNT)
Alt.:--Such a person, whose sinful mind fills him with arrogance, gives endless details of the visions he has seen. ... Christ makes the whole body grow as God wants it to, through support and unity given by the joints and ligaments. (GWT)
Alt.:--taking his stand on visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind (RSV)
Alt.:--Such a one takes a stand on his own experience; he is inflated with empty pride by his human reflections when he should be in close touch with the head. (NAB)
Alt.:--puffed up without basis by his unspiritual mind (BSB)
Alt.:--These proud men (though they claim to be so humble) have a clever imagination. (LB)
Alt.:--inflated by an unspiritual imagination, is pushing his way into matters he knows nothing about, and in his cleverness forgetting his head. (Phillips)
Alt.:--They’re a lot of hot air, that’s all they are. They’re completely out of touch with the source of life, Christ (Mes)
Alt.:--proud of their useless ideas. That’s because their minds are not guided by the Holy Spirit. (NIRV)
Alt.:--and being vainly puffed up by the machshavot (thoughts) of his basar (old nature unrenewed and unregenerated by the Ruach Hakodesh) (OJB)
Alt.:--People like this run about telling whoever will listen what they claim to have seen; but in reality they testify only to an inflated mind, saturated in conceit--not in the Spirit. (Voice)
Alt.:--Their sinful minds have made them proud (NLT)

1 Timothy 3:1-6--This is a faithful (pistOS) saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop (episkopEIS), he desires a good work (kalOU ERGou epithymEI). 2 A bishop then must be blameless (anePIle-mpton), the husband of one wife, temperate (ne-phALion), sober-minded (SO-PHrona), of good behavior (KOSmion), hospitable (phiLOXenon), able to teach; 3 not given to wine (me- PARoinon), not violent (me- PLE-Kte-n), not greedy for money, but gentle (epieiKE), not quarrelsome (Amachon), not covetous (aphilARGyron); 4 one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence 5 (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); 6 not a novice, lest being puffed up (typho-THEIS) with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. 7 Moreover he must have a good testimony (martyrIan kalE-N) among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. (NKJV)
Alt.:--he may become conceited (NIV)
Alt.:--he might become proud (NLT)
Alt.:--lest being lifted up with pride (KJV)
Alt.:--so that he won't become arrogant (ISV)
Alt.:--that he may not, being inflated, fall into [the] fault of the devil. (Darby)
Alt.:--for fear he should be blinded with pride (Wey)
Alt.:--so that he will not [behave stupidly and] become conceited [by appointment to this high office] (AMP 2015)
Alt.:--or he may [develop a beclouded and stupid state of mind] as the result of pride [be blinded by conceit, (AMP 1987)
Alt.:--so that he will not swell up with pride (GNT)
Alt.:--He must not be a new believer, lest the position go to his head and the Devil trip him up. (Mes)
Alt.:--lest, having become a ba’al gaavah (a haughty person) (OJB)

1 Timothy 6:3-5--If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness (euSEBeian), 4 he is puffed up with conceit (teTYPHo-tai) and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy (ze-TE-Seis) and for quarrels about words (logomachIas), which produce envy (PHTHONos), dissension (ERis), slander (blasphe-MIai), evil suspicions (hypONoiai pone-rAI), 5 and constant friction (diaparatribAI) among people who are depraved (diephtharMENo-n) in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness (euSEBeian) is a means of gain. (ESV)
Alt.:--he is conceited and woefully ignorant [understanding nothing]. (AMP 2015)
Alt.:--He is puffed up with pride and stupefied with conceit (AMP 1987)
Alt.:--Those people who disagree are proud of themselves, but they don’t really know a thing. (CEV)
Alt.:--They are proud of what they know, but they understand nothing. (ERV)
Alt.:--The person who teaches falsely is full of pride (ICB)
Alt.:--sound teaching (which we base on Christ’s own words and which leads to Christ-like living), then he is a conceited idiot! His mind is a morbid jumble of disputation and argument (Phillips)
Alt.:--Anyone who says anything different is both proud and stupid. He is quibbling over the meaning of Christ’s words and stirring up arguments ending in jealousy and anger (LB)
Alt.:-- tag them for what they are: ignorant windbags who infect the air with germs of envy, controversy, bad-mouthing, suspicious rumors. (Mes)

2 Timothy 3:1-5--But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of stress. 2 For men will be lovers of self (PHILautoi), lovers of money (philARGyroi), proud (alaZONes), arrogant (hyperE-phanoi), abusive (BLASphe-moi), disobedient (apeithEIS) to their parents, ungrateful (aCHARistoi), unholy (aNOSioi), 3 inhuman (Astorgoi), implacable (Aspondoi), slanderers (diABoloi), profligates (akratEIS), fierce (aNE-Meroi), haters of good (aphilAGathoi), 4 treacherous (proDOTai), reckless (propetEIS), swollen with conceit (tetypho-MENoi), lovers of pleasure (philE-Donoi) rather than lovers of God (phiLOtheoi), 5 holding the form of religion (MORPHo-sin eusebEIas) but denying the power (DYNamin) of it. Avoid such people. (RSV)
Alt.:--because people will love themselves, love money, brag [boast], and be proud [arrogant]. They will say evil things against others [speak abusively; or blaspheme] and will not obey their parents or be thankful [grateful] or be the kind of people God wants [holy; pious]. They will not love others, will refuse to forgive [reconcile], will gossip [slander], and will not control themselves. They will be cruel [brutal], will hate [not love] what is good, will turn against their friends [be treacherous/traitors], and will do foolish things without thinking [be reckless]. They will be conceited, will love pleasure instead of God (EXB)
Alt.:--Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked, Without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent, unmerciful, without kindness, Traitors, stubborn, puffed up (DR)
Alt.:--For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, cursed speakers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, intemperate, fierce, no lovers at all of them which are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded (Gen)
Alt.:-- As the end approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed, money-hungry, self-promoting, stuck-up, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, dog-eat-dog, unbending, slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical, treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God. They’ll make a show of religion, but behind the scenes they’re animals. Stay clear of these people. (Mes)
Alt.:--the world will be filled with narcissistic, money-grubbing, pretentious, arrogant, and abusive people. ... Expect them to be treacherous, reckless, swollen with self-importance (Voice)

Hebrews 12:15--looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace (te-s CHARitos) of God; lest any root of bitterness (RHIza piKRIas) springing up (ANo- PHYousa) cause trouble, and by this many become defiled (mianTHO-sin) (NKJV)
Alt.:--Be careful that no one fails to get God’s grace. Be careful that no one loses their faith and becomes like a bitter weed growing among you. Someone like that can ruin your whole group. (ERV)
Alt.:--Make sure no one gets left out of God’s generosity. Keep a sharp eye out for weeds of bitter discontent. A thistle or two gone to seed can ruin a whole garden in no time. (Mes)
Alt.:--Exercise foresight and be on the watch to look [after one another], to see that no one falls back from and fails to secure God's grace (His unmerited favor and spiritual blessing), in order that no root of resentment (rancor, bitterness, or hatred) shoots forth and causes trouble and bitter torment, and the many become contaminated and defiled by it (AMP)
Alt.:--Take care that no one loses God's blessing. Take care so that no angry feeling starts to grow in anyone. (WENT)
Alt.:--Do not let wrong thoughts about others get started among you. If you do, many people will be turned to a life of sin. (NLV)
Alt.:--Don’t let anyone become bitter and cause trouble for the rest of you. (CEV)
Alt.:--lest the root of bitterness produce vines and harm you (ABPE)

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