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1 Peter 5 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Shepherd the Flock
Instructions and Final Greeting
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:1 - The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed:
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:2 - Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly,[fn] not for dishonest gain but eagerly;
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:3 - nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock;
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:4 - and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.
Submit to God, Resist the Devil
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:5 - Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for

“God resists the proud,
gives grace to the humble.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:6 - Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:7 - casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:8 - Be sober, be vigilant; because[fn] your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:9 - Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:10 - But may[fn] the God of all grace, who called us[fn] to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:11 - To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Farewell and Peace
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:12 - By Silvanus, our faithful brother as I consider him, I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God in which you stand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:13 - She who is in Babylon, elect together with you, greets you; and so does Mark my son.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:14 - Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to you all who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text adds according to God.
Proverbs 3:34
NU-Text and M-Text omit because.
NU-Text reads But the God of all grace . . . will perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
NU-Text and M-Text read you.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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For more information on this translation, see the NKJV Preface.

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