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1 Peter 5 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Serve God Willingly

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:1 -

Therefore, I urge elders among you, as your fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and one who is also a [fn]fellow partaker of the glory that is to be revealed:

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:2 - shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not [fn]with greed but with eagerness;
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:3 - nor yet as domineering over [fn]those assigned to your care, but by [fn]proving to be [fn]examples to the flock.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:4 - And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading [fn]crown of glory.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:5 - You [fn]younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT HE GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.
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Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time,

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:7 - having cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares about you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:8 - Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:9 - [fn]So resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your [fn]brothers and sisters who are in the world.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:10 - After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:11 - To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:12 -

Through Silvanus, our faithful brother [fn](for so I regard him), I have written to you briefly, [fn]exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it!

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:13 - She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings, and so does my son, Mark.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:14 - Greet one another with a kiss of love.

Peace be to you all who are in Christ.

NASB20 Footnotes
Or partner in
Or for dishonest gain
Lit the allotments
Or becoming examples
Or role models
Lit wreath
Or young people
Lit Whom resist
Lit fellowship
Lit (as I consider)
Or encouraging

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