Throw the whole of your anxiety upon Him, because He Himself cares for you.
Curb every passion, and be on the alert. Your great accuser, the Devil, is going about like a roaring lion to see whom he can devour.
Withstand him, firm in your faith; knowing that your brethren in other parts of the world are passing through just the same experiences.
And God, the giver of all grace, who has called you to share His eternal glory, through Christ, after you have suffered for a short time, will Himself make you perfect, firm, and strong.
To Him be all power unto the Ages of the Ages! Amen.
I send this short letter by Silas, our faithful brother--for such I regard him--in order to encourage you, and to bear witness that what I have told you is the true grace of God. In it stand fast.
The Church in Babylon, chosen like yourselves by God, sends greetings, and so does Mark my son.
Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace be with all of you who are in Christ.