1 Peter 5:5-11

A. 5 …  and be clothed with humility:

B. for God resisteth the proud,

B’. and giveth grace to the humble.

A’. i.  6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

ii. 7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

2A. 8 Be sober, be vigilant;

2B. because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

2A’. 9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith,

2B’. knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

3A. 10 But the God of all grace,

3B. who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus,

3C. after that ye have suffered a while,

3B’. make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

3A’. 11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

2 thoughts on “1 Peter 5:5-11”

  1. Just a suggestion to expand the final Chiasmic structure to reflect one of the key messages of the spirit through Peter of suffering before glory or the trial of faith before glory (cf. 1 Peter 1 v 7-8,11; 4v13-14 and 5v10-11)
    A. 10 But the God [theos] of all grace,
    B. who hath called us unto his eternal glory [doxa] by Christ Jesus,
    C. after that ye have [suffered] a while,
    C. make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
    B’. 11 To him be glory [doxa] and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
    A 12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God [theos] wherein ye stand.

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