1 Peter 5:1-6 DBY

1 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:

References for 1 Peter 5:1

    • › 5:1 - Koinonos: see Heb. 2.14.
      2 shepherd the flock of God which [is] among you, exercising oversight, not by necessity, but willingly; not for base gain, but readily;
      3 not as lording it over your b possessions, but being models for the flock.

      References for 1 Peter 5:3

        •   5:3 - Lit. 'the possessions.' What they are is wholly beside the mark. No doubt the saints were in his thoughts; but the character of the elders' conduct is what is in question. If there were no article, it would mean 'not like persons who lord it over possessions:' but here it is more definite. Do not be as persons lording it over your possessions, viewing the saints as something belonging to you. 'Possessions' is not the name of the flock, but the flock was not to be treated as the 'possessions' of the elders.
          4 And when the chief shepherd is manifested ye shall receive the unfading c crown of glory.

          References for 1 Peter 5:4

            • ¡ 5:4 - Or 'amaranthine,' the amaranth plant being an image of that which does not fade or wither. The sense is the same.
              5 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. d

              References for 1 Peter 5:5

                • ¢ 5:5 - See Prov. 3.34.
                  6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in [the due] time;