1 Peter 5:1-6 (English Standard Version)

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Shepherd the Flock of God

1 So I exhort the elders among you, 1as a fellow elder and 2a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: 2 3shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight,a4not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you;b5not for shameful gain, but eagerly; 3 not 6domineering over those in your charge, but 7being examples to the flock. 4 And when 8the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the 9unfading 10crown of glory. 5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. 11Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for 12"God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." 6 13Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,
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