1 So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ as well as a partaker in the glory that is to be revealed.
1 The elders among you I exhort, who am a fellow-elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, who am also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
2 Tend the flock of God that is your charge, not by constraint but willingly, not for shameful gain but eagerly,
2 Tend the flock of God which is among you, exercising the oversight, not of constraint, but willingly, according to (the will of) God; nor yet for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
3 not as domineering over those in your charge but being examples to the flock.
3 neither as lording it over the charge allotted to you, but making yourselves ensamples to the flock.
4 And when the chief Shepherd is manifested you will obtain the unfading crown of glory.
4 And when the chief Shepherd shall be manifested, ye shall receive the crown of glory that fadeth not away.
5 Likewise you that are younger be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
5 Likewise, ye younger, be subject unto the elder. Yea, all of you gird yourselves with humility, to serve one another: for God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.
6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that in due time he may exalt you.
6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time;
7 Cast all your anxieties on him, for he cares about you.
7 casting all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you.
8 Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour.
8 Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour,
9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experience of suffering is required of your brotherhood throughout the world.
9 whom withstand stedfast in your faith, knowing that the same sufferings are accomplished in your brethren who are in the world.
10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, establish, and strengthen you.
10 And the God of all grace, who called you unto his eternal glory in Christ, after that ye have suffered a little while, shall himself perfect, establish, strengthen you.
11 To him be the dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
11 To him (be) the dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother as I regard him, I have written briefly to you, exhorting and declaring that this is the true grace of God; stand fast in it.
12 By Silvanus, our faithful brother, as I account (him), I have written unto you briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand ye fast therein.
13 She who is at Babylon, who is likewise chosen, sends you greetings; and so does my son Mark.
13 She that is in Babylon, elect together with (you), saluteth you; and (so doth) Mark my son.
14 Greet one another with the kiss of love. Peace to all of you that are in Christ.
14 Salute one another with a kiss of love. Peace be unto you all that are in Christ.