1 Peter 5
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Instructions to Elders
(1 Timothy 3:1–7; Titus 1:5–9)

1The elders among you I beseech, a fellow elder, and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a participator of the glory which is about to be revealed: 2Tend the flock of God which among you, inspecting, not by force, but voluntarily; neither occupied in sordid gain, but of a ready will; 3Neither as ruling over the portions obtained by lot, but being types of the flock. 4And the chief Shepherd having been manifested, ye shall be attired with an unfading crown of glory.

Cast Your Cares on Him

5Likewise, ye younger, be subjected to the elders. And all being subject to one another, be wrapped up in humility: for God opposes the proud, and gives grace to the humble.

6Therefore be humbled under the strong hand of God, that he might lift you up) in due measure: 7Having cast all your care upon him; for to him is the care for you. 8Be abstemious, watch; for your adversary the accuser, as a roaring lion, walks around, seeking whom he might swallow down: 9Whom resist firm in the faith, knowing that the same of sufferings are completed by your brotherhood in the world.

Benediction and Farewell

10And the God of all grace, having called us to his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, may he put you in proper order, having suffered a little time, may he support you, make firm, lay the foundation. 11To him the glory and the strength for the time of times. Amen.

12By Silvanus, to you the faithful brother, as I reckon, I wrote briefly, beseeching, and bearing testimony this to be the true grace of God in which ye stand. 13The chosen together in Babylon, greet you; also Marcus my son. 14Greet one another in a kiss of love. Peace to all you which in Christ Jesus. Amen.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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