Chapter Five of First Peter.

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1 Pet 5:1-14


The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder
and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of
the glory that will be revealed:

Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as
overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain
but eagerly;
nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being
examples to the flock;
and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the
crown of glory that does not fade away.

Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders.
Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed
with humility, for "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that
He may exalt you in due time,
casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks
about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same
sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.

But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory
by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect,
establish, strengthen, and settle you.

To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

By 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.

She who is in Babylon, elect together with you, greets you; and
so does Mark my son.

Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to you all who are
in Christ Jesus. Amen.


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