Young men, in the same way be submissive1 to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility2 toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."a36
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.47
Cast all your anxiety on him5 because he cares for you.68
Be self-controlled7 and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around8 like a roaring lion9 looking for someone to devour.
Resist him,10 standing firm in the faith,11 because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.1210
And the God of all grace, who called you13 to his eternal glory14 in Christ, after you have suffered a little while,15 will himself restore you and make you strong,16 firm and steadfast.
To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.17
With the help of Silas,b18 whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written to you briefly,19 encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it.2013
She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you her greetings, and so does my son Mark.2114
Greet one another with a kiss of love.22 Peace23 to all of you who are in Christ.