1 Peter 5
He exhorteth the elders to feed their flocks,
1 Peter 5:1 Elders, therefore, among you, I exhort[I] who am their co-elder and a witness of the sufferings of the Christ, who also, in the glory about to be revealed, have, a share; 1 Peter 5:2 Shepherd the beloved flock of God, which is among you,not by compulsion, but by choice, nor yet for base gain, but of a ready mind, 1 Peter 5:3 Nor yet as lording it over the allotted portions, but becoming, ensamples, to the beloved flock; 1 Peter 5:4 And, when the Chief Shepherd is manifested, ye shall bear away, the unfading crown of glory.
the younger to obey,
1 Peter 5:5 In like manner, ye younger mensubmit yourselves unto elders;All, however, one towards another, gird on humility; because, God, against the haughty, arrayeth himself, whereas, unto the lowly, he giveth favour. 1 Peter 5:6 Be made lowly, therefore, under the strong hand of God, that he may lift, you, up in due time, 1 Peter 5:7 All your anxiety, casting upon him, because he careth for you.
and all to be sober, watchful, and constant in the faith:
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober! be watchful! Your slanderous adversary, as a roaring lion, is walking aboutseeking to devour:
to resist the cruel adversary the devil.
1 Peter 5:9 Whom resist, steadfast in your faith, knowing that, the same sufferings, in your brotherhood that is in the world, are being accomplished. 1 Peter 5:10 Howbeit, the God of all favourwho hath called you unto his age-abiding glory in Christwhen, for a little, ye have suffered, Himself, will adjust, confirm, strengthen: 1 Peter 5:11 Unto him, be the dominion, unto the ages. Amen! 1 Peter 5:12 By Silvanus, the faithful brother, as I account him, have I briefly written, unto you, exhorting and adding testimonythat, this, is the true favour of Godwithin which, stand ye fast! 1 Peter 5:13 She who, in Babylon, is co-elect, and Mark my son, salute you: 1 Peter 5:14 Salute ye one another with a kiss of love. Peace unto you all who are in Christ.