1 Peter 5:3

3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.

1 Peter 5:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
ESV
3 not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.
NLT
3 Don’t lord it over the people assigned to your care, but lead them by your own good example.
MSG
3 Not bossily telling others what to do, but tenderly showing them the way.
CSB
3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.

1 Peter 5:3 In-Context

1 To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed:
2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve;
3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
5 In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. Ezekiel 34:4; Matthew 20:25-28
  • 2. S 1 Timothy 4:12; Philippians 3:17
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