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1 Peter 5
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He exhorts the elders to feed their flocks;
5:1 I exhort the elders among you,
as a fellow elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ,
and who will also share in the glory that will be revealed.
5:2 Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising the oversight,
not under compulsion, but voluntarily,
not for dishonest gain, but willingly;
5:3 neither as lording it over those entrusted to you, but making yourselves examples to the flock.
5:4 When the chief Shepherd is revealed, you will receive the crown of glory that doesn’t fade away.
the younger to obey;
5:5 Likewise, you younger ones, be subject to the elder.
Yes, all of you gird yourselves with humility, to subject yourselves to one another; for“God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”*
5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time;
5:7 casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you.
and all to be sober, watchful, and constant in the faith;
5:8 Be sober and self-controlled.
Your adversary the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
and to resist the cruel adversary the devil.
5:9 Withstand him steadfast in your faith,
knowing that your brothers who are in the world are undergoing the same sufferings.
5:10 But may the God of all grace,
who called you to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus,
after you have suffered a little while,
perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
5:11 To him be the glory and the power forever and ever.
5:12 Through Silvanus, our faithful brother, as I consider him,
I have written to you briefly,
exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God in which you stand.
5:13 She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, greets you;
and so does Mark, my son.
5:14 Greet one another with a kiss of love.
Peace be to you all who are in Christ Jesus.