1 Peter 5

Shepherd the Flock of God

1So I exhort the elders among you, aas a fellow elder and ba witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: 2 cshepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight,
Some manuscripts omit  exercising oversight
enot under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you;
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gnot for shameful gain, but eagerly;
3not hdomineering over those in your charge, but ibeing examples to the flock. 4And when jthe chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the kunfading lcrown of glory. 5Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. mClothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for nGod opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

6 oHumble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 pcasting all your anxieties on him, because qhe cares for you. 8 rBe sober-minded; sbe watchful. Your tadversary the devil uprowls around vlike a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 wResist him, xfirm in your faith, knowing that ythe same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 10And zafter you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, aawho has called you to his abeternal glory in Christ, will himself acrestore, adconfirm, strengthen, and establish you. 11 aeTo him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Final Greetings

12By afSilvanus, a faithful brother as I regard him, agI have written briefly to you, exhorting and declaring that this is ahthe true grace of God. aiStand firm in it. 13She who is at Babylon, who is likewise chosen, sends you greetings, and so does ajMark, my son. 14 akGreet one another with the kiss of love.

alPeace to all of you who are in Christ.

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