To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder1 and a witness2 of Christ's sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed:32
Be shepherds of God's flock4 that is under your care, watching over them--not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be;5 not pursuing dishonest gain,6 but eager to serve;
not lording it over7 those entrusted to you, but being examples8 to the flock.
And when the Chief Shepherd9 appears, you will receive the crown of glory10 that will never fade away.115
In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves12 to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility13 toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble and oppressed."a146
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.15