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

  • EUNICE THUO
    Humbling ourselves to the Lord will make Him direct our ways and guidance for a smooth life.
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise Jesus when we think we are the worse sinner
  • Mike
    We can throw all of our problems on Jehovah by praying, reading and meditating on God's Word and letting Jehovah God holy spirit help you
  • Irene123
    To Sean - You may have gotten help on your problem by now with associating with 'unbelievers' ..... ? I send you these in case you've never seen them 1 Cor. 6:12-15.
  • Irene123
    To Michael, 5 days ago - I think maybe Peter was a bigger failure than you - before the day of Pentecost in Acts ch. 2 when he gave the1st message of Jesus' new church - failure when he DENIED Jesus 3 times; you haven't denied Him. Just go to Acts ch. 2 - read vs.37-38.
  • Zagga Fenton
    My commend is on verse '8', there's a hurt and angry feeling I have on thinking these individuals, fashion themselves in the opposition of God, delight themselves in displeasing God. Their glory is to rob you and I from receiving God's favors. They gave up their fear of God, and now trying to rob us of our fear of God. They choses to be a parasites rather than being a servants and sons of God.