7 Turn all your anxiety over to God because he cares for you.
8 Keep your mind clear, and be alert. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion as he looks for someone to devour.
9 Be firm in the faith and resist him, knowing that other believers throughout the world are going through the same kind of suffering.
10 God, who shows you his kindness and who has called you through Christ Jesus to his eternal glory, will restore you, strengthen you, make you strong, and support you as you suffer for a little while.
11 Power belongs to him forever. Amen.
12 I've written this short letter to you and I'm sending it by Silvanus, whom I regard as a faithful brother. I've written to encourage you and to testify that this is God's genuine good will. Remain firmly established in it!
13 Your sister church in Babylon, chosen by God, and my son Mark send you greetings.
14 Greet each other with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.