The elders who are among you I exhort, who am also an elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight of them, not by constraint but willingly, not for filthy lucre but out of a ready mind,
neither as being lords over God's heritage, but by being examples to the flock.
And when the Chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility; for "God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble."
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,
casting all your cares upon Him, for He careth for you.
Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil walketh about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren who are in the world.
But after ye have suffered a while, may the God of all grace, who hath called us into His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you.
To Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
By Silvanus, whom I account to be a faithful brother unto you, I have written briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.
The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you, and so doth Mark, my son.
Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.