I appeal to your spiritual leaders. I make this appeal as a spiritual leader who also witnessed Christ's sufferings and will share in the glory that will be revealed.
Be shepherds over the flock God has entrusted to you. Watch over it as God does: Don't do this because you have to, but because you want to. Don't do it out of greed, but out of a desire to serve.
Don't be rulers over the people entrusted to you, but be examples for the flock to follow.
Then, when the chief shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
Young people, in a similar way, place yourselves under the authority of spiritual leaders. Furthermore, all of you must serve each other with humility, because God opposes the arrogant but favors the humble.
Be humbled by God's power so that when the right time comes he will honor you.