1 Peter 5 CSB

About the Elders

1 Therefore, as a fellow elder and witness to the sufferings of the Messiah, and also a participant in the glory about to be revealed, I exhort the elders among you:

References for 1 Peter 5:1

      2 shepherda God's flock among you, not overseeingb out of compulsion but freely, according to God's [will];c not for the money but eagerly;

      References for 1 Peter 5:2

        • a 5:2 - Jn 21:15-17; Ac 20:28
        • b 5:2 - Other mss omit overseeing
        • c 5:2 - Other mss omit according to God's will
          3 not lording it over those entrusted to you,d but being examplese to the flock.

          References for 1 Peter 5:3

            • d 5:3 - 2 Co 1:24
            • e 5:3 - Php 3:17; Ti 2:7
              4 And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crownf of glory.

              References for 1 Peter 5:4

                • f 5:4 - 1 Co 9:25
                  5 Likewise, you younger men, be subject to the elders. And all of you clothe yourselves withg humility toward one another, because God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. h i

                  References for 1 Peter 5:5

                    • g 5:5 - Lit you tie around yourselves
                    • h 5:5 - Mt 23:12; Jms 4:6
                    • i 5:5 - Pr 3:34 LXX
                      6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time,j k

                      References for 1 Peter 5:6

                        • j 5:6 - Lit in time
                        • k 5:6 - Jb 22:29; Mt 23:12; Lk 14:11; 18:14; Jms 4:10
                          7 casting all your care upon Him, because He cares about you.l

                          References for 1 Peter 5:7

                            • l 5:7 - Ps 55:22; Mt 6:25-34

                              Conclusion

                              8 Be sober! Be on the alert!m Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion,n looking for anyone he can devour.

                              References for 1 Peter 5:8

                                • m 5:8 - 1 Th 5:6
                                • n 5:8 - Ezk 22:25
                                  9 Resist him,o firm in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are being experienced by your brothers in the world.

                                  References for 1 Peter 5:9

                                    • o 5:9 - Eph 6:13-14; Jms 4:7
                                      10 Now the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal gloryp in Christ Jesus, will personallyq restore, establish, strengthen, and support you after you have suffered a little.r

                                      References for 1 Peter 5:10

                                        • p 5:10 - 1 Th 2:12
                                        • q 5:10 - Lit Himself
                                        • r 5:10 - Or a little while, or to a small extent
                                          11 To Him be the dominions forever.t Amen.

                                          References for 1 Peter 5:11

                                            • s 5:11 - Other mss read dominion and glory; other mss read glory and dominion
                                            • t 5:11 - Other mss read forever and ever
                                              12 Through Silvanus,u whom I consider a faithful brother, I have written briefly, encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Take your stand in it!

                                              References for 1 Peter 5:12

                                                • u 5:12 - Or Silas; Ac 15:22-32; 16:19-40; 17:1-16
                                                  13 She who is in Babylon, also chosen, sends you greetings, as does Mark, my son.
                                                  14 Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.v

                                                  References for 1 Peter 5:14

                                                    • v 5:14 - Other mss read Christ Jesus. Amen.