1 Peter 5:6-14 NIV

6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.1

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7 Cast all your anxiety on him2 because he cares for you.3

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8 Be self-controlled4 and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around5 like a roaring lion6 looking for someone to devour.

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9 Resist him,7 standing firm in the faith,8 because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.9

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10 And the God of all grace, who called you10 to his eternal glory11 in Christ, after you have suffered a little while,12 will himself restore you and make you strong,13 firm and steadfast.

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11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.14

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Final Greetings

12 With the help of Silas,a15 whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written to you briefly,16 encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it.17

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    • b 5:12 - Greek "Silvanus", a variant of "Silas"
      13 She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you her greetings, and so does my son Mark.18

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      14 Greet one another with a kiss of love.19 Peace20 to all of you who are in Christ.

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