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1 Peter 5:1-6 (New American Standard)

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Serve God Willingly

1 1Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your 2fellow elder and 3witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a 4partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, 2 shepherd 5the flock of God among you, exercising oversight 6not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and 7not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; 3 nor yet as 8lording it over athose allotted to your charge, but bproving to be 9examples to the flock. 4 And when the Chief 10Shepherd appears, you will receive the 11unfading c12crown of glory. 5 13You younger men, likewise, 14be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with 15humility toward one another, for 16GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE. 6 Therefore 17humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,
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