So I exhort the Elders among you--I who am their fellow Elder and have been an eye-witness of the sufferings of the Christ, and am also a sharer in the glory which is soon to be revealed.
Be shepherds of God's flock which is among you. Exercise the oversight not reluctantly but eagerly, in accordance with the will of God; not for base gain but with cheerful minds;
not lording it over your Churches but proving yourselves patterns for the flock to imitate.
And then, when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the never-withering wreath of glory.
In the same way you younger men must submit to your elders; and all of you must gird yourselves with humility towards one another, for God sets Himself against the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
Humble yourselves therefore beneath the mighty hand of God, so that at the right time He may set you on high.
Throw the whole of your anxiety upon Him, because He Himself cares for you.