1 Peter 5:1–5

About the Elders

5 Therefore, as a fellow elder and witness j to the sufferings of the * Messiah and also a participant in the glory about to be revealed, k I exhort the elders among you: Shepherd God’s flock among you, l not overseeing m out of compulsion but freely, according to God’s will; n not for the money but eagerly; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd o appears, you will receive the unfading crown p of glory.

In the same way, you younger men, be subject to the elders. And all of you clothe yourselves with q humility toward one another, because

God resists the proud

but gives grace to the humble. r s

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