1 Peter 5
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Shepherd the Flock of God

1Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, 2shepherd the flock of God among you, overseeing not under compulsion, but willingly, according to God; and not for dishonest gain, but with eagerness; 3nor yet as lording it over [†]those allotted to you, but being examples to the flock. 4And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading [†]crown of glory. 5You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.

6Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7CASTING ALL YOUR ANXIETY ON HIM, because He cares for you. 8Be of sober spirit, be watchful. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9[†]But resist him, firm in the faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished among your [†]brethren who are in the world. 10And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, strengthen, confirm, and ground you. 11To Him be might forever and ever. Amen.

12Through Silvanus, our faithful brother as I regard him, I have written to you briefly, exhorting and bearing witness that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it! 13She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings, and so does my son, Mark. 14Greet one another with a kiss of love.

Peace be to you all who are in Christ.

3 Lit the allotments
4 Lit wreath
9 Lit Whom resist
9 Or brotherhood

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