The elders which [are] among you I exhort, who [am their] fellow-elder and witness of the sufferings of the Christ, who also [am] partaker a of the glory about to be revealed:
shepherd the flock of God which [is] among you, exercising oversight, not by necessity, but willingly; not for base gain, but readily;
not as lording it over your b possessions, but being models for the flock.
And when the chief shepherd is manifested ye shall receive the unfading c crown of glory.
Likewise [ye] younger, be subject to [the] elder, and all of you bind on humility towards one another; for God sets himself against [the] proud, but to [the] humble gives grace. d6
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in [the due] time;
having cast all your care upon him, for he cares about you.
Be vigilant, watch. Your adversary [the] devil as a roaring lion walks about seeking whom he may devour.
Whom resist, e stedfast in faith, f knowing that the selfsame sufferings are accomplished in your brotherhood which [is] in [the] world.
But the God of all grace who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, when ye have suffered for a little while, himself shall make perfect, stablish, strengthen, ground:
to him [be] the glory and the might for the ages of the ages. Amen.
By Silvanus, the faithful brother, as I suppose, I have written to you briefly; g exhorting and testifying that this is [the] true grace of God in which ye stand. h13
She that is elected with [you] in Babylon salutes you, and Marcus my son.
Salute one another with a kiss of love. Peace be with you all who [are] in Christ.