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1 I who am myself one of the rulers of the church, and a witness of the death of Christ, having my part in the coming glory, send this serious request to the chief men among you: 1 To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder, a witness of Christ's sufferings and one who also will share in the glory to be revealed:
2 Keep watch over the flock of God which is in your care, using your authority, not as forced to do so, but gladly; and not for unclean profit but with a ready mind; 2 Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers--not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve;
3 Not as lords over God's heritage, but making yourselves examples to the flock. 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
4 And at the coming of the chief Keeper of the sheep, you will be given the eternal crown of glory. 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
5 And in the same way, let the younger men be ruled by the older ones. Let all of you put away pride and make yourselves ready to be servants: for God is a hater of pride, but he gives grace to those who make themselves low. 5 Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."
6 For this cause make yourselves low under the strong hand of God, so that when the time comes you may be lifted up; 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
7 Putting all your troubles on him, for he takes care of you. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
8 Be serious and keep watch; the Evil One, who is against you, goes about like a lion with open mouth in search of food; 8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
9 Do not give way to him but be strong in your faith, in the knowledge that your brothers who are in the world undergo the same troubles. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
10 And after you have undergone pain for a little time, the God of all grace who has given you a part in his eternal glory through Christ Jesus, will himself give you strength and support, and make you complete in every good thing; 10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
11 His is the power for ever. So be it. 11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.
12 I have sent you this short letter by Silvanus, a true brother, in my opinion; comforting you and witnessing that this is the true grace of God; keep to it. 12 With the help of Silas, whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written to you briefly, encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it.
13 She who is in Babylon, who has a part with you in the purpose of God, sends you her love; and so does my son Mark. 13 She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you her greetings, and so does my son Mark.
14 Give one another the kiss of love. Peace be to you all in Christ. 14 Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.