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1 Peter 5 (Lexham English Bible)

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Leadership and Humility

1 Therefore [I, your] fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, [and]a also a sharer of the glory that is going to be revealed, exhort the elders among you: 2 shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not by compulsion but willingly, in accordance with God, and not greedily but eagerly, 3 and not as lording it over {those under your care}b, but being examples for the flock. 4 And [when]c the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. 5 In the same way, younger men, be subject to the elders, and all [of you] clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. 6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you at the [right] time, 7 casting all your cares on him, because {he cares}d for you. 8 Be sober; be on the alert. Your adversary the devil walks around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 9 {Resist him}e, steadfast in yourf faith, [because you]g know the same [kinds] of sufferings are being accomplished by your community of believers in the world. 10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ,h [after you]i have suffered for a short time, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, [and] establish [you]. 11 To him [be] the power {forever and ever}j.k Amen.

Conclusion and Final Greetings

12 Through Silvanus, the faithful brother (as I consider [him]), I have written to you {briefly}l to encourage [you] and to attest that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it. 13 She [who is] in Babylon, chosen the same as [you], greets you, and [so does] my son Mark. 14 Greet one another with a loving kiss. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.
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