1 Peter 5:5
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English Standard Version
Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In like manner, ye young men, be subject to the ancients. And do you all insinuate humility one to another, for God resisteth the proud, but to the humble he giveth grace.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Be clothed with humility (τὴν ταπεινοφροσύνην ἐγκομβώσασθε)

The last word is a very peculiar one, occurring only here. It is derived from κόμβος, a roll, band, or girth: a knot or roll of cloth, made in tying or tucking up any part of the dress. The kindred word ἐγκόμβωμα, from which the verb is directly formed, means a slave's apron, under which the loose garments were girt up. Compare Horace's "puer alte cinctus," a slave girt high. Hence the figure carries an exhortation to put on humility as a working virtue employed in ministry. This is apparent from the evident reminiscence of that scene in which Peter figured so prominently - the washing of the disciples' feet by the Lord, when he girded himself with a towel as a servant, and gave them the lesson of ministry both by word and act. Bengel paraphrases, "Put on and wrap yourselves about with humility, so that the covering of humility cannot possibly be stripped from you."

Resisteth (ἀντιτάσσεται)

A strong and graphic word. Lit., setteth himself in array against, as one draws out a host for battle. Pride calls out God's armies. No wonder, therefore, that it "goeth before destruction."

The proud (ὑπερηφάνοις)

See on pride, Mark 7:22. Compare James 4:6.

To the humble

See on Matthew 11:29.

1 Peter 5:5 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

ye.

Leviticus 19:32 You shall rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and fear your God: I am the LORD.

Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account...

all.

1 Peter 4:1,5 For as much then as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind...

Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectionate one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another;

Ephesians 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

be clothed.

1 Peter 3:3,4 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel...

2 Chronicles 6:41 Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into your resting place, you, and the ark of your strength: let your priests, O LORD God...

Job 29:14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.

Psalm 132:9,16 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness; and let your saints shout for joy...

Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation...

Romans 13:14 But put you on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.

Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering;

God. See on

James 4:6 But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

Job 22:29 When men are cast down, then you shall say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.

giveth.

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place...

Isaiah 66:2 For all those things has my hand made, and all those things have been, said the LORD: but to this man will I look...

Cross References
Job 22:29
For when they are humbled you say, 'It is because of pride'; but he saves the lowly.

Psalm 138:6
For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar.

Proverbs 3:34
Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he gives favor.

Ezekiel 26:16
Then all the princes of the sea will step down from their thrones and remove their robes and strip off their embroidered garments. They will clothe themselves with trembling; they will sit on the ground and tremble every moment and be appalled at you.

Luke 22:26
But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves.

Ephesians 5:21
submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

1 Timothy 5:1
Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers,

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