1 Peter 5:5

“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.”

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Other Translations

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

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

  • Teri
    i like that Peter tells how to: if we cast out cares, we admit that we are weak and need god's help, we find it. We are kept safe under his wings of protection. we are reminded who our enemy is and we can resist him. i exhort us believers to continue in the grace of God and to help each other.
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER5:5likewise you 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 TITUS 2:11 for the grace of GOD that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men-2:12-TEACHING US-that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts we should live soberly righteously and godly in this present world
  • Darryll
    Humble ourselves before the mighty hand of God, Oh how we should be brought so low, knowing the Eternal Son of God humbled Himself in obedience to the Fathers will in taking our nature, willingly He made Himself of no reputation and was obedient even to the death of the cross. For the Joy that was set before Him He endured. Now in Glory, our Mediator, interceding for us feeble souls that we May we cast our cares on Him, the One whom loved us from Eternity past and knows every hair upon our head, our thought, intention and heart. Fear not, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. Every Blessing.
  • David Guardado
    that we're all under the grace of God, and we have a thing to worry about, for we bring all our problems to Him. AMEN
  • David Guardado
    God has everything well in hand for us all, Sooo for all of us children to do what we need to do in His Name amen
  • Inez
    As a born again believer in our Lord I see this picture as child abuse. I can expect this in the carnal world but on this site that prints out Gods word this is so offensive. Would you offer this picture of this helpless infant in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ?

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