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

References for 1 Timothy 3:6

    • b 3:6 - Krima is the subject-matter of which a person had to be accused. They set up the krima of the Lord on the cross; that for which he came into accusation -- the charge. So it is used here. The devil was puffed up with his own excellency, and abode not in the truth. Hence, in a strongly taken sense, our word 'crime.' See also Note on 1Cor. 11.29.