1 Peter Chapter 5

Translation, (Rapture) and Ascension

That "if He is manifested we may have boldness, and not be put to shame from before Him at His coming". A strong incentive to be ready at all times. See links of translation and also a hint of the judgment seat of Christ. Gen 5:23,24 and Rom 14:10,11.

1 Peter 5:4

Genesis 5:23,24

Romans 14:10,11

1 John 2:28 (P)

When the chief shepherd is manifested. See links also of the good shepherd and great shepherd in John 11:12 and Heb 13:20, and the judgment seat of Christ in Rom 14:10,11 and Col 3:4.

1 Peter 5:4

John 10:11

The good shepherd.

Romans 14:10,11

Colossians 3:4

Hebrews 13:20

Great shepherd of the sheep.

1 John 2:28

A hint of the judgment seat of Christ.

Unfading crown of glory. See links in 1 Thess 2:19.

1 Peter 5:4 (G)

1 Thessalonians 2:19

Jesus Christ the same, yesterday, and today, and to the ages to come. See comments below. Note these are only suggestions as "yesterday" could also refer to ages past.

1 Peter 5:4

The ages to come. The future when the chief shepherd in manifested, linking with the coming king of glory in Psalm 24:7-10.

John 10:14

Yesterday ,the good shepherd as he was here, also link with Psalm 22:1-22, his suffering death and resurrection.

Hebrews 13:20

Today. His present position as the great shepherd of the sheep, linking with Psalm 23:1-6.

Hebrews 13:8 (P)

Crown of boasting. See references to crowns below.

1 Peter 5:4

Unfading crown of glory. Relates to the reward given by the chief shepherd to a shepherd in the future day.

1 Thessalonians 2:19 (G)

Crown of rejoicing. Relates to Paul's rejoicing as to how the glad tidings were sounded out by the Thessalonians.

2 Timothy 4:8

Crown of righteousness. Relates to his appearing.

James 1:12

Crown of life. Related to those who have endured temptation. See also Rev.2:10.

Translation, (Rapture) and Ascension

Christ instructing His disciples that in my Father's house He will prepare you a place. He promises that He is coming again and "shall receive you to myself". This includes our resurrection and translation. In the links I have included O.T.heavenly saints

1 Peter 5:4

When the chief shepherd is manifested we shall receive the unfading crown of glory.

Genesis 5:23,24

Translation of O.T. and N.T. saints.

Daniel 12:2

Resurrection of O.T. saints.

John 14:1-3 (P)

Romans 8:11,17,23

1 Corinthians 15:51-56

Resurrection and change of those alive that preceeds translation.

Philippians 1:10

Christ's day, our destination to be with Him.

Philippians 3:21

Our bodies of humiliation transformed into conformity to his body of glory.

Colossians 3:4

When Christ is manifested, then we shall be manifested with him.

1 Thessalonians 2:19

The Lord Jesus at his coming. Could refer to his public appearing or his private coming for his saints.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

The key scripture reinforcing these links.

2 Thessalonians 2:1

Hebrews 10:25

Hebrews 11:10,16

The O.T. saints seek a heavenly city.

Hebrews 12:22-26

What we have come to, our heavenly destination.

2 Peter 2:9

The Lord knows how to keep the godly out of trial.

1 John 3:2

When he in manifested we shall be like him.

Revelation 3:10

I will keep thee out of the hour of trial which is about to come upon the whole habitable earth.

Revelation 11:11,12

Two olive trees ( possibly Moses and Elijah or prophets like them),translated to heaven.

Revelation 21:1-27

The heavenly city.

JND v2, pp294

JND Collected writings.

JND v11, pp212

JND Collected writings.

JND v32, pp251

JND Collected writings.

JBS v2, pp470,471

Christ's sheep scattered at His capture.

1 Peter 5:4

Zechariah 13:7 (P,M)

Matthew 26:31,56,57

Mark 14:27

Luke 12:32


The Devil as a roaring lion. See Isaiah 14:12-20 and Ezek 28:11-19.

1 Peter 5:8 (G)

Isaiah 14:12-20

Ezekiel 28:11-19


Prince of Tyre likened to Satan. See Isaiah 14:12-14. Note references to "cast down" below. Satan's path is continually downward compared to Christ's upward path of exultation.

1 Peter 5:8

Isaiah 14:12-14

Note Isaiah 14, Satan likened to the king of Babylon compared to Ezekiel 28, prince of Tyre.

Ezekiel 28:11-19 (P)

Luke 10:18

John 12:31

Revelation 12:7-9

Revelation 20:1-3,10


Lucifer in setting of the king of Babylon. Note Lucifer's 5 "I will"s compared to Christ's "I love" in Ex.21. Also called the Devil,Satan,Serpent and the Dragon. Compare with Christ's exaltation Heb.1:3,Eph.1:20-22,Ps.48:2,Eph.4:8-11,Heb7:1,17,18.

1 Peter 5:8

Genesis 3:1

Job 1:6-11

Isaiah 14:12-20 (P)

Compare Ezek. 28:16-19.Prince of Tyre likened to Satan.

Ezekiel 28:11-19

Matthew 4:1

Matthew 4:8-9

Matthew 7:22

Mark 1:12-13

Mark 3:23-26

Luke 4:5-13

Luke 10:18

John 8:44

John 12:31

John 14:30

John 16:11

Romans 5:12-14

1 Corinthians 5:5

2 Corinthians 4:4

2 Corinthians 11:14

Ephesians 2:2

1 Thessalonians 2:18

1 Thessalonians 3:5

1 Timothy 1:20

1 Timothy 5:15

2 Timothy 2:26

Hebrews 2:14

Revelation 9:1,11

Revelation 12:3,7,9

Revelation 13:8

Revelation 20:1-3,10

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JND Collected writings.