Be self-controlled1 and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around2 like a roaring lion3 looking for someone to devour.
Resist him,4 standing firm in the faith,5 because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.610
And the God of all grace, who called you7 to his eternal glory8 in Christ, after you have suffered a little while,9 will himself restore you and make you strong,10 firm and steadfast.
To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.11
With the help of Silas,a12 whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written to you briefly,13 encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it.1413
She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you her greetings, and so does my son Mark.1514
Greet one another with a kiss of love.16 Peace17 to all of you who are in Christ.