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:
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shepherd God's flock among you, not overseeing out of compulsion but freely, according to God's [will]; not for the money but eagerly;
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not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
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And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
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Likewise, you younger men, be subject to the elders. And all of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
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Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time,
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casting all your care upon Him, because He cares about you.
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Be sober! Be on the alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.
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Resist him, firm in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are being experienced by your brothers in the world.
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Now the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will personally restore, establish, strengthen, and support you after you have suffered a little.
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To Him be the dominion forever. Amen.
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Through Silvanus, 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!
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She who is in Babylon, also chosen, sends you greetings, as does Mark, my son.
Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.
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