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

  • 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