Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1But I beg the Elders who are among you, I, your fellow Elder and witness of the sufferings of The Messiah and a sharer of his glory, which is going to be revealed: 2Shepherd the flock of God that follows you and give care spiritually, not by compulsion, but with pleasure, not by defiled profit, but with all your heart, 3Not as lords of the flock, but as excellent examples to them. 4And when The Chief Shepherd will be revealed, you shall receive a crown of glory from him that does not fade away.
5And you younger men, submit to your Elders and be closely garbed with humility of mind toward each, because God is opposed to those who are proud and he gives grace to the humble.
6Be humbled, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you at the right time. 7And cast all your cares on God, for he takes care of you. 8Be alert, be reflective, because your enemy Satan roars like a lion and is walking and seeking whom he may devour. 9Stand against him, therefore, being firm in your faith, and know also that sufferings come against your brethren who are in the world.
10But it is The God of grace who has called us to his eternal glory by Yeshua The Messiah, who gives us, while we shall endure these small afflictions, to be empowered, confirmed and established in him to eternity; 11To him is the glory, the dominion and the honor to the eternity of eternities. Amen.
12As I consider these few things, I am writing to you by a trustworthy brother, Sylvanus; I am convinced and I testify that this is the true grace of God in which you stand. 13The chosen church which is in Babylon invokes your peace, and Marqus, my son. 14Invoke the peace, one of another, with a holy kiss. Peace be with all those who are in The Messiah. Amen.