1 Peter 5 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I appeal to your spiritual leaders. I make this appeal as a spiritual leader who also witnessed Christ's sufferings and will share in the glory that will be revealed. 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 Be shepherds over the flock God has entrusted to you. Watch over it as God does: Don't do this because you have to, but because you want to. Don't do it out of greed, but out of a desire to serve. 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 Don't be rulers over the people entrusted to you, but be examples for the flock to follow. 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
4 Then, when the chief shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away. 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
5 Young people, in a similar way, place yourselves under the authority of spiritual leaders. Furthermore, all of you must serve each other with humility, because God opposes the arrogant but favors the humble. 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 Be humbled by God's power so that when the right time comes he will honor you. 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
7 Turn all your anxiety over to God because he cares for you. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
8 Keep your mind clear, and be alert. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion as he looks for someone to devour. 8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
9 Be firm in the faith and resist him, knowing that other believers throughout the world are going through the same kind of suffering. 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 God, who shows you his kindness and who has called you through Christ Jesus to his eternal glory, will restore you, strengthen you, make you strong, and support you as you suffer for a little while. 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 Power belongs to him forever. Amen. 11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.
12 I've written this short letter to you and I'm sending it by Silvanus, whom I regard as a faithful brother. I've written to encourage you and to testify that this is God's genuine good will. Remain firmly established in 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 Your sister church in Babylon, chosen by God, and my son Mark send you greetings. 13 She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you her greetings, and so does my son Mark.
14 Greet each other with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ. 14 Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.