Therefore, I urge the congregation leaders among you, as a fellow-leader and witness to the Messiah's sufferings, as well as a sharer in the glory to be revealed:
shepherd the flock of God that is in your care, exercising oversight not out of constraint, but willingly, as God wants; and not out of a desire for dishonest gain, but with enthusiasm;
also not as machers domineering over those in your care, but as people who become examples to the flock.
Then, when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive glory as your unfading crown.
Likewise, you who are less experienced, submit to leaders. Further, all of you should clothe yourselves in humility toward one another, because God opposes the arrogant, but to the humble he gives grace.
Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, so that at the right time he may lift you up.