5 Therefore[a] I exhort the elders among you, I the fellow-elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, the sharer[b] also of the glory going-to be revealed: 2 Shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising-oversight— not by-compulsion[c], but willingly[d], according to God; nor greedily, but eagerly; 3 nor as lording-over[e]your lots[f], but being patterns for the flock. 4 And the Chief-shepherd having appeared, you will receive the unfading crown of[g] glory.
Young Men, Follow
5 Likewise, younger men— be subject to the[h] elders.
Everyone, Be Humble And Keep Watch For The Adversary
And everyone— clothe-yourselves-with humblemindedness toward one another. Because “God opposes the proud, but He gives grace to the humble” [Prov 3:34]. 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God in order that He may exalt you at the proper-time, 7 having cast all your anxiety[i] upon Him, because He is concerned[j] about you. 8 Be sober, keep-watch. Your adversary the devil is walking-around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour— 9 whom resist, firm in the[k] faith, knowing that the same kinds of sufferings are being accomplished[l]by your brotherhood in the world.
And The God of All Grace Will Establish You After Your Sufferings
10 And the God of all grace, the One having called you into His eternal glory in Christ Jesus— you having suffered a little— will Himself restore, support, strengthen, establish you.11 To Him be the dominion forever, amen.
12 I wrote to you through Silvanus, the faithful brother, as I count him, with a few words exhorting and bearing-witness that this[m] is the true grace of God— in which, stand [firm]. 13 She in Babylon[n] chosen-with you greets you. Also Mark, my son. 14 Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to you, to all the ones in Christ.
1 Peter 5:1In these circumstances and to this end, I exhort you as follows.
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below.
Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the NIV Study Bible and the NKJV MacArthur Study Bible - is just a step away! Try it free for 30 days.