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:
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;
not lording it over those entrusted to you,d but being examplese to the flock.
And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crownf of glory.
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. hi6
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time,jk7
casting all your care upon Him, because He cares about you.l