1 Peter 5:1–4

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.

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