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1 Peter 5 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Shepherd the Flock of God

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:1 - So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed:
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:2 - shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight,[fn] not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you;[fn] not for shameful gain, but eagerly;
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:3 - not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:4 - And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:5 - Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:6 - Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:7 - casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:8 - Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:9 - Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:10 - And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:11 - To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Final Greetings

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:12 - By Silvanus, a faithful brother as I regard him, I have written briefly to you, exhorting and declaring that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:13 - She who is at Babylon, who is likewise chosen, sends you greetings, and so does Mark, my son.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:14 - Greet one another with the kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.
ESV Footnotes
Some manuscripts omit exercising oversight
Some manuscripts omit as God would have you

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