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1 Peter 5:6

    1 Peter 5:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For this cause make yourselves low under the strong hand of God, so that when the time comes you may be lifted up;

    Webster's Revision

    Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time;

    World English Bible

    Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time;

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Peter 5:6

    Humble yourselves - Those who submit patiently to the dispensations of God's providence he lifts up; those who lift themselves up, God thrusts down.

    If we humble not ourselves under God's grace, he will humble us under his judgments. Those who patiently submit to him, he exalts in due time; if his hand be mighty to depress, it is also mighty to exalt.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Peter 5:6

    Humble yourselves therefore - Be willing to take a low place - a place such as becomes you. Do not arrogate to yourselves what does not belong to you; do not evince pride and haughtiness in your manner; do not exalt yourselves above others. See the notes at Luke 14:7-11. Compare Proverbs 15:33; Proverbs 18:12; Proverbs 22:4; Micah 6:8; Philippians 2:8.

    Under the mighty hand of God - This refers probably to the calamities which he had brought upon them, or was about to bring upon them; represented here, as often elsewhere, as the infliction of his hand - the hand being that by which we accomplish anything. When that hand was upon them they were not to be lifted up with pride and with a spirit of rebellion, but were to take a lowly place before him, and submit to him wish a calm mind, believing that he would exalt them in due time. There is no situation in which one will be more likely to feel humility than in scenes of affliction.

    That he may exalt you in due time - When he shall see it to be a proper time:

    (1) They might be assured that this would be done at some time. He would not always leave them in this low and depressed condition. He would take off his heavy hand, and raise them up from their state of sadness and suffering.

    (2) this would be in due time; that is, in the proper time, in the best time:

    (a) It might be in the present life.

    (b) It would certainly be in the world to come. There they would be exalted to honors which will be more than an equivalent for all the persecution, poverty, and contempt which are suffered in this world. He may well afford to be humble here who is to be exalted to a throne in heaven.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Peter 5:6

    5:6 The hand of God - Is in all troubles.

    Verses Related to 1 Peter 5:6

    Proverbs 12:25 - Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.
    Isaiah 12:2 - Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.
    Matthew 6:34 - Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.