1 Peter 5

1 Peter 5:1  
Therefore 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:

1 Peter 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;

1 Peter 5:3  
not as lording it over those entrusted to you, but making yourselves examples to the flock.

1 Peter 5:4  
When the chief Shepherd is revealed, you will receive the crown of glory that doesn’t fade away.

1 Peter 5:5  
Likewise, you younger ones, be subject to the elder. Yes, all of you clothe yourselves with humility and subject yourselves to one another; for “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

1 Peter 5:6  
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time,

1 Peter 5:7  
casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:8  
Be sober and self-controlled. Be watchful. Your adversary, the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

1 Peter 5:9  
Withstand him steadfast in your faith, knowing that your brothers who are in the world are undergoing the same sufferings.

1 Peter 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.

1 Peter 5:11  
To him be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 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.

1 Peter 5:13  
She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, greets you. So does Mark, my son.

1 Peter 5:14  
Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace be to all of you who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

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