Thematic Bible

1 Peter 5:1 (show verse)

So, the elders in the various places where you live, are to receive the following exhortation. (I too, am an elder and have witnessed the sufferings of Christ, and am also assured of partaking of the glorious [salvation, 1:5] that will someday be revealed).

1 Peter 5:2 (show verse)

You should serve as shepherds of God's flock [i.e., the church], among whom you minister, providing careful oversight [of the people], not because you feel forced to, but because you want to, as this is in accordance with the way God wants it to be. Do not [serve as elders] simply out of a desire for the income you receive, but because your heart is in it.

1 Peter 5:3 (show verse)

Do not act as dictators over the people you are assigned to care for, but [rather] serve as examples of how they ought to live.

1 Peter 5:4 (show verse)

And when the Supreme Shepherd [i.e., Jesus] comes back, you will receive [for your effort] a glorious crown [of reward] that will never fade away [Note: The idea of "fading away" is suggested by the laurel wreath bestowed on the winner of an athletic contest].

1 Peter 5:5 (show verse)

And in the same way, you younger [Christians] should be [respectfully] submissive to the older ones. And all of you should [be willing to] humbly serve one another, for God stands opposed to [the efforts of] proud people, but extends His unearned favor to those [who serve] with humility.

1 Peter 5:6 (show verse)

Therefore, be humble [in your actions] before God's powerful authority, so that you may be exalted [by Him] at the proper time.

1 Peter 5:7 (show verse)

Place all your anxious cares upon God [in prayer], because He genuinely cares about you.

1 Peter 5:8 (show verse)

Be sensible and alert; your enemy the devil is prowling around like a roaring [i.e., hungry] lion looking for someone to [kill and] eat.
Activity » Evil » General references to
Adversary » The arch deceiver attempts to ruin men » Duty of resisting
Adversary » Power of » Preying upon men
Devil » Resist the
Devil/devils » What satan does
Devil/devils » Resisting the devil
the Earth » Satan goes to and fro in
Evil » Activity » General references to
satanic Invasion » Of all who will give him entrance
Lions » Figurative » Of satan
Lions » Illustrative » Of the devil
Names » Of satan » Adversary
Resistance » Who to resist
Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Watchfulness against sin and temptation
Satan » Tempts men vanquished by men » Resistance to
Satan » Vanquished promises of ultimate triumph » Preying upon men
Satan » The adversary
Satanic » Invasion » Of all who will give him entrance
Satan's » Work » Preying upon men
Serpent » The arch deceiver attempts to ruin men » Duty of resisting
Serpent » Power of » Preying upon men
Sobriety » Being sober
Sobriety » Commanded
Sobriety » Motives to
Sobriety » Motive for
Suffering » Who shall suffer persecution
Temptation » Saints should » Watch against
Tempter » The arch deceiver attempts to ruin men » Duty of resisting
Tempter » Power of » Preying upon men
The Devil » Character of » Fierce and cruel
The Devil » Compared to » A roaring lion
Titles and names of the devil » Adversary
War » Figurative » Is against » The Devil
War » Figurative » To be carried on » With watchfulness
War » Figurative » To be carried on » With sobriety
Warfare of saints » Is against » The Devil
Warfare of saints » To be carried on » With watchfulness
Warfare of saints » To be carried on » With sobriety
Watchfulness » For the coming of Christ, reasons for » Against sin and temptation
Watchfulness » Motives to » Incessant assaults of the devil
The wicked » Causes of failure in » Rapacity of
satan's Work » Preying upon men

1 Peter 5:9 (show verse)

You should withstand his efforts by maintaining a strong faith [in God], remembering that your [Christian] brothers in [the rest of] the world are experiencing [and enduring] suffering similar to yours.

1 Peter 5:10 (show verse)

And the God who bestows every unearned favor [upon His people], who invited you to partake of His eternal splendor through Christ Jesus, will restore, confirm, strengthen and stabilize you people [in the faith], after you have gone through a brief time of suffering.

1 Peter 5:11 (show verse)

May God have total authority over everything [including your circumstances] forever. May it be so.
No Themes for this verse.

1 Peter 5:12 (show verse)

This brief message is being inscribed [or delivered] by Silvanus, whom I consider to be a faithful brother. [In it] I am exhorting you and giving testimony that it is a message about God's genuine unearned favor upon you. So, continue to follow [and obey] what it says.

1 Peter 5:13 (show verse)

Your sister [church] here in Babylon, [also] chosen [by God], as you have been, sends her greetings along with my [spiritual] son Mark.

1 Peter 5:14 (show verse)

Greet one another lovingly, [expressing it] with a kiss [of brotherly affection]. May there be peace [of heart] to all those [there] who are in [the fellowship of] Christ.