(1 Pet 5:1 NASB) Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed,
(1 Pet 5:2 NASB) shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness;
(1 Pet 5:3 NASB) nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.
1 Pet 5:3: Peter wants the elders of the people to exercise oversight with eagerness and as examples.
(1 Pet 5:4 NASB) And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
(1 Pet 5:5 NASB) You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.
(1 Pet 5:6 NASB) Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,
1 Pet 5:6: Peter quotes Proverbs 3:34 in telling us to be humble.
(1 Pet 5:7 NASB) casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.
(1 Pet 5:8 NASB) Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
(1 Pet 5:9 NASB) But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.
1 Pet 5:9: We are to be firm in our faithfulness. There are many others having the same difficulties or worse.
(1 Pet 5:10 NASB) And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
(1 Pet 5:11 NASB) To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen.
(1 Pet 5:12 NASB) Through Silvanus, our faithful brother (for so I regard him), I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it!
1 Pet 5:12: Peter is giving personal greetings.
(1 Pet 5:13 NASB) She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings, and so does my son, Mark.
(1 Pet 5:14 NASB) Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace be to you all who are in Christ.
1 Pet 5:14: A handshake will do just fine…
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