I exhort the Zakenim among you, as a fellow elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Messiah, and who will also share in the glory that will be revealed.
Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising the oversight, not under compulsion, but voluntarily, not for dishonest gain, but willingly;
neither as lording it over the charge allotted to you, but making yourselves examples to the flock.
When the chief Shepherd will be revealed, you will receive the crown of glory that doesn't fade away.
Likewise, you younger ones, be subject to the elder. Yes, all of you gird yourselves with humility, to subject yourselves to one another; for "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time;