1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also aan elder, and ba witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also ca partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
2 dFeed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
3 Neither as being lords over eGod's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
4 And when fthe chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, hall of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and ggiveth grace to the humble. 6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7 iCasting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
12 jBy Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written kbriefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand. 13 The church that is at lBabylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth mMarcus my son. 14 Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.