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: 2 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; 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. 4 And when the chief Shepherd o appears, you will receive the unfading crown p of glory.
5 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
8 Be serious! x Be alert! y Your adversary the Devil z is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour. 9 Resist him a and be firm in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are being experienced by your fellow believers throughout the world.
10 Now the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory b in Christ Jesus, will personally c restore, establish, strengthen, and support you after you have suffered a little. d 11 The dominion e belongs to Him forever. f * Amen.
12 I have written you this brief letter through Silvanus g h (I know him to be a faithful brother) to encourage you and to testify that this is the true grace of God. Take your stand in it! 13 The church in Babylon, i j also chosen, sends you greetings, as does Mark, my son. 14 Greet one another with a kiss of love. k Peace l to all of you who are in Christ. m
About The Holman Christian Standard Bible
The complete Holman Christian Standard Bible® is now available for the first time ever! More than fifteen years in the making, crafted by the shared expertise of nearly a hundred conservative scholars and English stylists, the Holman CSB® sets the standard in painstaking biblical accuracy and pure literary form.
Accurate, yet highly readable, it's a translation committed to leaving both the grace and gravity of the original languages intact while carefully creating a smooth flow of wording for the reader.
Stylistically, this inaugural edition contributes to the clarity of the written Word, arranging the poetic portions of the Scripture into complete lines of thought, and revering God's presence on each page by capitalizing all the pronouns that refer to Him.