1 Peter 5


Exhortations to Elders

Elders, the ones among you, I exhort, I the fellow-elder and witness of the [2of the 3Christ 1sufferings], the one also [2of the 3about to be 4revealed 5glory 1partner] -- tend the [3among 4you 1flock 2of God]! overseeing, not by compelling, but voluntarily; nor sordidly, but eagerly; nor as one dominating the lots, but [2models 1becoming] for the flock. And at the manifesting of the chief shepherd, you shall carry the unfading [2of glory 1crown]. In like manner let the younger ones submit to the older ones! And all [4one to another 3being submitted 2humility 1adorn]! For God [2the proud 1resists], [4to the humble 1but 2gives 3favor]. Be humbled then under the fortified hand of God! that he should exalt you in time; [2all 3your anxiety 1while casting] upon him, for with him there is a care concerning you. Be sober! Be vigilant! Your opponent the devil [2as 4lion 3a roaring 1walks] seeking whom he should swallow down. To whom oppose solid in the belief! knowing the same sufferings to the one in the world [2by your 3brotherhood 1are being completed]. 10 But the God of all favor, the one having called us into his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, [2a little 1having suffered], may he ready you, support you, strengthen you, found you. 11 To him be the glory and the might into the eons of the eons. Amen. 12 Through Silvanus, [4to you 1the 2trustworthy 3brother], as I consider, a little I wrote, appealing and attesting this to be the true favor of God in which you stand. 13 [5greets 6you 1She 3in 4Babylon 2chosen with you], and Mark my son. 14 Greet one another with a kiss of love! Peace to you, to all the ones in Christ Jesus. Amen.
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