1 Peter 5:6

“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Humble yourselues therefore vnder the mighty hand of God, that hee may exalt you in due time,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this cause make yourselves low under the strong hand of God, so that when the time comes you may be lifted up;
- Basic English Bible

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in [the due] time;
- Darby Bible

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
- Webster's Bible

Humble yourselves therefore beneath the mighty hand of God, so that at the right time He may set you on high.
- Weymouth Bible

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time;
- World English Bible

Therfor be ye mekid vndir the myyti hoond of God, that he reise you in the tyme of visitacioun,
- Wycliffe Bible

be humbled, then, under the powerful hand of God, that you He may exalt in good time,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 5:6


5:6 The hand of God - Is in all troubles.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 5:6


1Pe 5:6 Humble yourselves. Because God "giveth grace to the humble" (1Pe 5:5). Under the mighty hand of God. God exalts as well as casts down. He lifts up the humble, therefore, "Humble yourselves . . . that he may exalt you". In due time. In God's own time; not our time, but God's.

Discussion for 1 Peter 5

  • Irene123
    Did no one notice v. 13? "The church that is at Babylon .........saluteth you;........." Peter wrote this; he was the pastor of the Mesopotamian church at Babylon. He wouldn't have sent this salutation had he not been it's pastor. Nor does this name apply to Rome, simply because the Apostles followed after Jesus and would have used 'disparaging' remarks. This was the actual Babylon.
  • Iene123
    v. 1 - ".....and a witness of the sufferings of Christ ....."; this reminds me of Lk. 22:61 - and the Lord turned and looked upon Peter. Oh, the sorrow, guilt, and silent recrimination Peter must have felt!! That one phrase brings tears to my eyes. Because, the Lord didn't condemn him, not even silently. His look was of pure love, because He knew beforehand Peter would do this, and He knew why.
  • Sean
    God always send the right words at the right time. So going through a togh time on my job. It's small things simple things that will not make a bit of difference. These things let us know that satan rampid. example we are eating lunch at this very moment. my coworker is listineng to a segment that is true indeed. the problem is the voulume is up so everyone heres and every other word is cusing. Fu ! this and fu ? that put in yor ear phones please. simple problem solved This scripture is just reassurance that God is still at work. The right word at the right time. Love Dad and Thank you!!!
  • Sherri Moore
    This was edifying to my soul because I have been there and the devil was trying to keep me under his spell but I prayed and now I am free from that enemy. I don't give Satan the chance to re-enter into my spirit.
  • Lilian
    Thank you Jesus for reminding me with your words you are truly taking care of me and my family with your HOLY SPIRIT IS ALWAYS UPON ME.HELP ME JESUS TO BE BORN AGAIN IN SPIRIT EVERY MOMENT OF MY LIFE.
    When the STORM comes let your mercy and love and peace BE WITH MY SPIRIT By your BLOOD cover me Jesus help me to be sober and vigilant all battles belongs to you and VICTORY IS OURS LUV U JESUS AM
  • SYLVESTER KOECH
    I like the massage its inspiring and build someone spiritually