Give all your worries to him, because he cares about you.
Control yourselves and be careful! The devil, your enemy, goes around like a roaring lion looking for someone to eat.
Refuse to give in to him, by standing strong in your faith. You know that your Christian family all over the world is having the same kinds of suffering.
And after you suffer for a short time, God, who gives all grace, will make everything right. He will make you strong and support you and keep you from falling. He called you to share in his glory in Christ, a glory that will continue forever.
All power is his forever and ever. Amen.
I wrote this short letter with the help of Silas, who I know is a faithful brother in Christ. I wrote to encourage you and to tell you that this is the true grace of God. Stand strong in that grace.
The church in Babylon, who was chosen like you, sends you greetings. Mark, my son in Christ, also greets you.
Give each other a kiss of Christian love when you meet. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.