1 Peter 5

1 The elders which {are} among you I exhort, who {am their} fellow-elder and witness of the sufferings of the Christ, who also {am} partaker of the glory about to be revealed:

2 shepherd the flock of God which {is} among you, exercising oversight, not by necessity, but willingly; not for base gain, but readily;

3 not as lording it over your possessions, but being models for the flock.

4 And when the chief shepherd is manifested ye shall receive the unfading crown of glory.

5 Likewise {ye} younger, be subject to {the} elder, and all of you bind on humility towards one another; for God sets himself against {the} proud, but to {the} humble gives grace.

6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in {the due} time;

7 having cast all your care upon him, for he cares about you.

8 Be vigilant, watch. Your adversary {the} devil as a roaring lion walks about seeking whom he may devour.

9 Whom resist, stedfast in faith, knowing that the selfsame sufferings are accomplished in your brotherhood which {is} in {the} world.

10 But the God of all grace who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, when ye have suffered for a little while, himself shall make perfect, stablish, strengthen, ground:

11 to him {be} the glory and the might for the ages of the ages. Amen.

12 By Silvanus, the faithful brother, as I suppose, I have written to you briefly; exhorting and testifying that this is {the} true grace of God in which ye stand.

13 She that is elected with {you} in Babylon salutes you, and Marcus my son.

14 Salute one another with a kiss of love. Peace be with you all who {are} in Christ.