1 Peter 5 LEB

Leadership and Humility

1 Therefore [I, your] fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, [and] also a sharer of the glory that is going to be revealed, exhort the elders among you:

References for 1 Peter 5:1

    • a 5:1 - *The conjunction "[and]" is supplied here to make it clear that the following phrase refers also to the author of the letter and not to Christ
      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}, but being examples for the flock.

      References for 1 Peter 5:3

        • b 5:3 - Literally "the portion"
          4 And [when] the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.

          References for 1 Peter 5:4

            • c 5:4 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the temporal genitive absolute participle ("appears")
              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} for you.

              References for 1 Peter 5:7

                • d 5:7 - Literally "it is a care to him"
                  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}, steadfast in your faith, [because you] know the same [kinds] of sufferings are being accomplished by your community of believers in the world.

                  References for 1 Peter 5:9

                    • e 5:9 - Literally "to whom resist"
                    • f 5:9 - Literally "the"; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun
                    • g 5:9 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("know") which is understood as causal
                      10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, [after you] have suffered for a short time, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, [and] establish [you].

                      References for 1 Peter 5:10

                        • h 5:10 - Some manuscripts have "in Christ Jesus"
                        • i 5:10 - *Here "[after]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("have suffered") which is understood as temporal
                          11 To him [be] the power {forever and ever}. Amen.

                          References for 1 Peter 5:11

                            • j 5:11 - Literally "to the ages of the ages"
                            • k 5:11 - Some manuscripts have "forever" (literally "to the ages")

                              Conclusion and Final Greetings

                              12 Through Silvanus, the faithful brother (as I consider [him]), I have written to you {briefly} to encourage [you] and to attest that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it.

                              References for 1 Peter 5:12

                                • l 5:12 - Literally "by a few"
                                  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.