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1 Peter 5 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now I have something to say to the elders in your group. I also am an elder. I have seen Christ's sufferings, and I will share in the glory that will be shown to us. I beg you to 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 shepherd God's flock, for whom you are responsible. Watch over them because you want to, not because you are forced. That is how God wants it. Do it because you are happy to serve, not because you want money. 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 Do not be like a ruler over people you are responsible for, but be good examples to them. 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
4 Then when Christ, the Chief Shepherd, comes, you will get a glorious crown that will never lose its beauty. 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
5 In the same way, younger people should be willing to be under older people. And all of you should be very humble with each other. "God is against the proud, but he gives grace to 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 humble under God's powerful hand so he will lift you up when the right time comes. 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
7 Give all your worries to him, because he cares about you. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
8 Control yourselves and be careful! The devil, your enemy, goes around like a roaring lion looking for someone to eat. 8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
9 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. 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 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. 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 All power is his forever and ever. Amen. 11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.
12 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. 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 The church in Babylon, who was chosen like you, sends you greetings. Mark, my son in Christ, also greets you. 13 She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you her greetings, and so does my son Mark.
14 Give each other a kiss of Christian love when you meet. 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.