1 Peter 5:5

“Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Likewise ye yonger, submit your selues vnto the elder: yea, all of you bee subiect one to another, and bee clothed with humilitie: for God resisteth the proud, and giueth grace to the humble.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

You younger men, likewise, be subject to {your} elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Likewise, ye younger, be subject unto the elder. Yea, all of you gird yourselves with humility, to serve one another: for God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in the same way, let the younger men be ruled by the older ones. Let all of you put away pride and make yourselves ready to be servants: for God is a hater of pride, but he gives grace to those who make themselves low.
- Basic English Bible

Likewise [ye] younger, be subject to [the] elder, and all of you bind on humility towards one another; for God sets himself against [the] proud, but to [the] humble gives grace.
- Darby Bible

Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
- Webster's Bible

In the same way you younger men must submit to your elders; and all of you must gird yourselves with humility towards one another, for God sets Himself against the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
- Weymouth Bible

Likewise, you younger ones, be subject to the elder. Yes, all of you clothe yourselves with humility, to subject yourselves to one another; for "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
- World English Bible

Also, ye yonge men, be ye suget to eldre men, and alle schewe ye togidere mekenesse; for the Lord withstondith proude men, but he yyueth grace to meke men.
- Wycliffe Bible

In like manner, ye younger, be subject to elders, and all to one another subjecting yourselves; with humble-mindedness clothe yourselves, because God the proud doth resist, but to the humble He doth give grace;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 5:5


5:5 Ye younger, be subject to the elder - In years. And be all - Elder or younger. Subject to each other - Let every one be ready, upon all occasions, to give up his own will. Be clothed with humility - Bind it on, (so the word signifies,) so that no force may be able to tear it from you. #James 4:6|; #Prov 3:34|


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 5:5


1Pe 5:5 Likewise, ye younger. Some scholars think that all who are not elders are meant. Among the Greeks "younger" sometimes meant those inferior in position. Perhaps the word enforces this sense as well as those younger in years. Submit yourselves to the elder. "Elders" in the Greek. The duty of submissiveness and humility is the thought of the passage. Be subject one to another. Mutual deference must be shown, as well as mutual service. Be clothed with humility. The literal rendering is "Wrap yourselves up in humility". God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Quoted from Pr 3:34.

Discussion for 1 Peter 5

  • Jason
    I appreciate the many testimonies and insights regarding this beloved verse. Very encouraging and helpful
  • BSP
    Verse 10 brings out that all though we may suffer for a little while, we have hope to look forward to. If we rely on Jehovah God we can have a bright future with eternal blessings.
  • Irene123
    D. Painter - that was really very inspired to you of the Lord. To 'dig' out the corroborating verses like this - is a beautiful thing.
  • Fredrick phiri
    This vers is a very dependable anchor to the victory. In real life situation there if your mind is not sober nothing inspired you can do. Therefore, for one to work effectively in the vine yard must be sober .
  • Irene123
    Eunice. T. (if you ever see this) - you are so very right about our life in Christ being 'smooth'; Yes, we will have trials to test us, but God never puts on us more than we can bear, and knowing that makes our walk with Him - a smooth one. Our trials are nothing compared to the Heaven that awaits us. " ... Jesus endured the cross, despising the shame, for the JOY that was set before Him."
  • Wayne
    Sean, 1 Cor.5:10 tells us we would have to leave this planet to not associate with the sinners of this world. Pray to the Lord for grace, each day, to live in that situation and be a witness for the Lord, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. GB

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