1 Peter 5
He exhorteth the elders to feed their flocks,
1 Peter 5:1 The ancients therefore that are among you, I beseech who am myself also an ancient and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as also a partaker of that glory which is to be revealed in time to come: 1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking care of it, not by constraint but willingly, according to God: not for filthy lucre's sake but voluntarily: 1 Peter 5:3 Neither as lording it over the clergy but being made a pattern of the flock from the heart. 1 Peter 5:4 And when the prince of pastors shall appear, you shall receive a never fading crown of glory.
the younger to obey,
1 Peter 5:5 In like manner, ye young men, be subject to the ancients. And do you all insinuate humility one to another: for God resisteth the proud, but to the humble he giveth grace. 1 Peter 5:6 Be you humbled therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in the time of visitation: 1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him, for he hath care of you.
and all to be sober, watchful, and constant in the faith:
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour.
to resist the cruel adversary the devil.
1 Peter 5:9 Whom resist ye, strong in faith: knowing that the same affliction befalls, your brethren who are in the world. 1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little, will himself perfect you and confirm you and establish you. 1 Peter 5:11 To him be glory and empire, for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 5:12 By Sylvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I think, I have written briefly: beseeching and testifying that this is the true grace of God, wherein you stand. 1 Peter 5:13 The church that is in Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you. And so doth my son, Mark. 1 Peter 5:14 Salute one another with a holy kiss. Grace be to all you who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.