Serve God Willingly
1 aTherefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your bfellow elder and cwitness of the sufferings of Christ, and a dpartaker also of the glory that is to be revealed,
2 shepherd athe flock of God among you, exercising oversight bnot under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and cnot for sordid gain, but with eagerness;
3 nor yet as alording it over 1those allotted to your charge, but 2proving to be bexamples to the flock.
4 And when the Chief aShepherd appears, you will receive the bunfading 1ccrown of glory.
5 aYou younger men, likewise, bbe subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with chumility toward one another, for dGod is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.