1 Peter 5:1-4 NAS

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,

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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;

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3 nor yet as 8lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be 9examples to the flock.

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    • a 5:3 - Lit "the allotments"
    • b 5:3 - Or "becoming"
      4 And when the Chief 10Shepherd appears, you will receive the 11unfading 12crown of glory.

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        • c 5:4 - Lit "wreath"