1 Peter 5
He exhorteth the elders to feed their flocks,
1 Peter 5:1 The Elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an Elder, and a witnesse of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be reuealed. 1 Peter 5:2 Feede the flocke of God which is among you, taking the ouersight [thereof], not by constraint, but willingly: not for filthy lucre, but of a ready minde: 1 Peter 5:3 Neither as being lords ouer [Gods] heritage: but being ensamples to the flocke. 1 Peter 5:4 And when the chiefe shepheard shall appeare, ye shall receiue a crowne of glory that fadeth not away.
the younger to obey,
1 Peter 5:5 Likewise ye yonger, submit your selues vnto the elder: yea, all [of you] bee subiect one to another, and bee clothed with humilitie: for God resisteth the proud, and giueth grace to the humble. 1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselues therefore vnder the mighty hand of God, that hee may exalt you in due time, 1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care vpon him, for he careth for you.
and all to be sober, watchful, and constant in the faith:
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant: because your aduersary the deuill, as a roaring Lion walketh about, seeking whom he may deuoure.
to resist the cruel adversary the devil.
1 Peter 5:9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace who hath called vs into his eternall glory by Christ Iesus, after that ye haue suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 1 Peter 5:11 To him bee glory and dominion for euer and euer. Amen. 1 Peter 5:12 By Syluanus a faithfull brother vnto you, (as I suppose) I haue written briefly, exhorting, & testifying, that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand. 1 Peter 5:13 The Church that is at Babylon elected, together with you, saluteth you, and [so doth] Marcus my sonne. 1 Peter 5:14 Greete yee one another with a kisse of charity: Peace bee with you all that are in Christ Iesus. Amen.