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Elders [therefore] that [are] among you I exhort that [am] fellow-elder, and witness of the sufferings of Christ, that [am] also partaker of the glory about to be revealed.
Tend the flock of God that [is] among you, exercising oversight, not by necessity but willingly, not for base gain, but readily,
nor as lording it over your allotments, but becoming models of the flock.
And when the Chief-shepherd is manifested, ye shall receive the unfading crown of glory.
Likewise, ye younger, be subject to elders; and all of you bind on humility to one another; because God setteth himself against haughty ones, and giveth grace to lowly.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time,
having cast all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you.
Be vigilant, watch: your adversary [the] devil as a roaring lion walketh about, seeking whom he may devour;
whom resist, steadfast in faith, knowing that the same sufferings are accomplished in your brotherhood that [is] in the world.
But the God of all grace that called you unto his everlasting glory in Christ Jesus, after having suffered a little while, shall himself perfect, stablish, strengthen, ground:
to him be the glory and the might for the ages of the ages. Amen.
By Silvanus, the faithful brother, as I account, I write to you in few [words], exhorting and testifying that this is God’s true grace in which stand.
She that is in Babylon elect with [you] saluteth you, and Mark my son.
Salute one another with a kiss of love. Peace to you all that are in Christ.