1 Peter 5:7
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New International Version
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

New Living Translation
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

English Standard Version
casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Berean Study Bible
Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.

Berean Literal Bible
having cast all your anxiety upon Him, because with Him there is care about you.

New American Standard Bible
casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.

King James Bible
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you.

International Standard Version
Throw all your worry on him, because he cares for you.

NET Bible
by casting all your cares on him because he cares for you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And cast all your cares on God, for he takes care of you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Turn all your anxiety over to God because he cares for you.

New American Standard 1977
casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
casting all your cares upon him, for he cares for you.

King James 2000 Bible
Casting all your care upon him; for he cares for you.

American King James Version
Casting all your care on him; for he cares for you.

American Standard Version
casting all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Casting all your care upon him, for he hath care of you.

Darby Bible Translation
having cast all your care upon him, for he cares about you.

English Revised Version
casting all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you.

Webster's Bible Translation
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Weymouth New Testament
Throw the whole of your anxiety upon Him, because He Himself cares for you.

World English Bible
casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you.

Young's Literal Translation
all your care having cast upon Him, because He careth for you.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:5-9 Humility preserves peace and order in all Christian churches and societies; pride disturbs them. Where God gives grace to be humble, he will give wisdom, faith, and holiness. To be humble, and subject to our reconciled God, will bring greater comfort to the soul than the gratification of pride and ambition. But it is to be in due time; not in thy fancied time, but God's own wisely appointed time. Does he wait, and wilt not thou? What difficulties will not the firm belief of his wisdom, power, and goodness get over! Then be humble under his hand. Cast all you care; personal cares, family cares, cares for the present, and cares for the future, for yourselves, for others, for the church, on God. These are burdensome, and often very sinful, when they arise from unbelief and distrust, when they torture and distract the mind, unfit us for duties, and hinder our delight in the service of God. The remedy is, to cast our care upon God, and leave every event to his wise and gracious disposal. Firm belief that the Divine will and counsels are right, calms the spirit of a man. Truly the godly too often forget this, and fret themselves to no purpose. Refer all to God's disposal. The golden mines of all spiritual comfort and good are wholly his, and the Spirit itself. Then, will he not furnish what is fit for us, if we humbly attend on him, and lay the care of providing for us, upon his wisdom and love? The whole design of Satan is to devour and destroy souls. He always is contriving whom he may insnare to eternal ruin. Our duty plainly is, to be sober; to govern both the outward and the inward man by the rules of temperance. To be vigilant; suspicious of constant danger from this spiritual enemy, watchful and diligent to prevent his designs. Be stedfast, or solid, by faith. A man cannot fight upon a quagmire, there is no standing without firm ground to tread upon; this faith alone furnishes. It lifts the soul to the firm advanced ground of the promises, and fixes it there. The consideration of what others suffer, is proper to encourage us to bear our share in any affliction; and in whatever form Satan assaults us, or by whatever means, we may know that our brethren experience the same.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - Casting all your care upon him; rather, all your anxiety μέριμνα. St. Peter is quoting, with slight alterations, the Septuagint Version of Psalm 55:22. We cast our anxiety upon God when we fulfill the Lord's commandment, "Take no thought [rather, 'be not anxious'], saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? For your heavenly Fat. her knoweth that ye have need of all these things." God cares for us; therefore we must not be over-anxious, but trust in him. The participle is aorist, as if implying that we are to cast the whole burden of all our anxieties πᾶσαν τὴν μέριμναν ὑμῶν by one act of faith upon the Lord. For he careth for you. The Greek word is μέλει, quite different from the μέριμνα of the foregoing clause. The care which is forbidden is that anxiety about worldly things which harasses a man and distracts his mind, so that he cannot compose himself to prayer and holy meditation. God's care for us is calm, holy, thoughtful providence. He "knoweth that we have need of all these things;" and he maketh all things work together for good to his chosen, to them that love him.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Casting all your care upon him,.... "Upon God": as the Syriac and Ethiopic versions read. The words are taken out of, or at least refer to Psalm 55:22, where, instead of "cast thy burden upon the Lord", the Septuagint have it, "cast thy care upon the Lord"; the care of the body, and of all the affairs of life, concerning which saints should not be anxiously thoughtful, but depend upon the providence of God, though in the diligent use of means, which is not forbidden, nor discouraged by this, or any such like exhortation; as also the care of the soul, and the spiritual and eternal welfare of it, which should be committed into the hands of Christ, on whom help is laid, and who is become the author of eternal salvation; nor should this slacken and make persons negligent in the use of means, for the good, comfort, and advantage of their souls:

for he careth for you; for the bodies of his people, and their outward concerns of life, for food and raiment for them, and for the preservation of them, who will not suffer them to want, nor withhold any good thing from them, or ever leave them and forsake them; and for their souls, for which he has made provision in his Son, and in the covenant of his grace has laid help upon a mighty Saviour; and who has obtained an eternal redemption for them, bestows his grace upon them, and gives every needful supply of it to them, and keeps them by his power through faith unto salvation.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. Casting—once for all: so the Greek aorist.

care—"anxiety? The advantage flowing from humbling ourselves under God's hand (1Pe 5:6) is confident reliance on His goodness. Exemption from care goes along with humble submission to God.

careth for you—literally "respecting you." Care is a burden which faith casts off the man on his God. Compare Ps 22:10; 37:5; 55:22, to which Peter alludes; Lu 12:22, 37; Php 4:6.

careth—not so strong a Greek word as the previous Greek "anxiety."

1 Peter 5:7 Additional Commentaries
Cast Your Cares on Him
6Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 8Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.…
Cross References
Psalm 37:5
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:

Psalm 40:17
But as for me, I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; you are my God, do not delay.

Psalm 55:22
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.

Proverbs 16:3
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

Matthew 6:25
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

Matthew 6:27
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

Matthew 6:28
"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.

Matthew 6:31
So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'

Matthew 6:34
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Treasury of Scripture

Casting all your care on him; for he cares for you.


1 Samuel 1:10-18 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD, and wept sore…

1 Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning …

Psalm 27:13,14 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD …

Psalm 37:5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD, and he shall sustain you: he shall …

Psalm 56:3,4 What time I am afraid, I will trust in you…

Matthew 6:25,34 Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall …

Luke 12:11,12,22 And when they bring you to the synagogues, and to magistrates, and …

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication …

Hebrews 13:5,6 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with …


Psalm 34:15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry.

Psalm 142:4,5 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that …

Matthew 6:26,33 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, …

Mark 4:38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and …

Luke 12:30-32 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and …

John 10:13 The hireling flees, because he is an hireling, and cares not for the sheep.

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