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1 Peter 5:1-9 (New International Version)

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To Elders and Young Men

1 To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder,1 a witness2 of Christ's sufferings and one who also will share in the glory to be revealed:3 2 Be shepherds of God's flock4 that is under your care, serving as overseers--not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be;5 not greedy for money,6 but eager to serve; 3 not lording it over7 those entrusted to you, but being examples8 to the flock. 4 And when the Chief Shepherd9 appears, you will receive the crown of glory10 that will never fade away.11 5 Young men, in the same way be submissive12 to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility13 toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."a14 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.15 7 Cast all your anxiety on him16 because he cares for you.17 8 Be self-controlled18 and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around19 like a roaring lion20 looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him,21 standing firm in the faith,22 because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.23
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