“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.”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
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|
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.