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Submit to God, Resist the Devil

Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, (A)all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for

(B)“God resists the proud,
But (C)gives grace to the humble.”

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But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:

(A)“God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.”

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34 (A)Surely He scorns the scornful,
But gives grace to the humble.

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21 (A)submitting to one another in the fear of [a]God.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 5:21 NU Christ

10 (A)Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, (B)in honor giving preference to one another;

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Character of the New Man

12 Therefore, (A)as the elect of God, holy and beloved, (B)put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;

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(A)Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but (B)in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.

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For all those things My hand has made,
And all those things exist,”
Says the Lord.
(A)“But on this one will I look:
(B)On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit,
And who trembles at My word.

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14 But (A)put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and (B)make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.

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They will give an account to Him who is ready (A)to judge the living and the dead.

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Christ’s Example to Be Followed

Therefore, since Christ suffered [a]for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 4:1 NU omits for us

15 For thus says the High and Lofty One
Who inhabits eternity, (A)whose name is Holy:
(B)“I dwell in the high and holy place,
(C)With him who has a contrite and humble spirit,
(D)To revive the spirit of the humble,
And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

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32 (A)‘You shall [a]rise before the gray headed and honor the presence of an old man, and (B)fear your God: I am the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 19:32 rise to give honor

(A)Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be (B)the hidden person of the heart, with the [a]incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 3:4 imperishable

17 (A)Obey those who [a]rule over you, and be submissive, for (B)they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 13:17 lead

Let Your priests (A)be clothed with righteousness,
And let Your saints shout for joy.

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14 (A)I put on righteousness, and it clothed me;
My justice was like a robe and a turban.

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29 When they cast you down, and you say, ‘Exaltation will come!
Then (A)He will save the humble person.

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41 “Now(A) therefore,
Arise, O Lord God, to Your (B)resting place,
You and the ark of Your strength.
Let Your priests, O Lord God, be clothed with salvation,
And let Your saints (C)rejoice in goodness.

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10 (A)I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
My soul shall be joyful in my God;
For (B)He has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
He has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
(C)As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

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16 (A)I will also clothe her priests with salvation,
(B)And her saints shall shout aloud for joy.

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