New American Standard Bible
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,
King James Bible
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
Darby Bible Translation
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in the due time;
World English Bible
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time;
Young's Literal Translation
be humbled, then, under the powerful hand of God, that you He may exalt in good time,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
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.
LibraryAn Apostolic Testimony and Exhortation
'... I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.'--1 Peter v. 12. 'I have written briefly,' says Peter. But his letter, in comparison with the other epistles of the New Testament, is not remarkably short; in fact, is longer than many of them. He regards it as short when measured by the greatness of its theme. For all words which are devoted to witnessing to the glory of God revealed in Jesus Christ, must be narrow and insufficient as compared …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
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Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to him, "Thus says the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, 'How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may serve Me.
"Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.
"For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
"I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."
Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.
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