1 Peter 5:1-7 LEB

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:

References for 1 Peter 5:1

    • š 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}b, but being examples for the flock.

      References for 1 Peter 5:3

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

          References for 1 Peter 5:4

            • œ 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}d for you.

              References for 1 Peter 5:7

                •  5:7 - Literally "it is a care to him"