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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.

    Be watchful.

    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.

    Amen.

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.

    Amen.

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