King James Version1 Peter5

1 Peter

1 The el­ders which are among you I ex­hort, who am also an el­der, and a wit­ness of the suf­fer­ings of Christ, and also a par­tak­er of the glo­ry that shall be re­vealed: 2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, tak­ing the over­sight thereof, not by con­straint, but will­ing­ly; not for filthy lu­cre, but of a ready mind; 3 Nei­ther as be­ing lords over God's her­itage, but be­ing en­sam­ples to the flock. 4 And when the chief Shep­herd shall ap­pear, ye shall re­ceive a crown of glo­ry that fadeth not away. 5 Like­wise, ye younger, sub­mit your­selves unto the el­der. Yea, all of you be sub­ject one to an­oth­er, and be clothed with hu­mil­i­ty: for God re­sisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the hum­ble. 6 Hum­ble your­selves there­fore un­der the mighty hand of God, that he may ex­alt you in due time: 7 Cast­ing all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 8 Be sober, be vig­i­lant; be­cause your ad­ver­sary the dev­il, as a roar­ing li­on, walketh about, seek­ing whom he may de­vour: 9 Whom re­sist sted­fast in the faith, know­ing that the same af­flic­tions are ac­com­plished in your brethren that are in the world. 10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eter­nal glo­ry by Christ Je­sus, af­ter that ye have suf­fered a while, make you per­fect, sta­b­lish, strength­en, set­tle you. 11 To him be glo­ry and do­min­ion for ever and ev­er. Amen. 12 By Sil­vanus, a faith­ful broth­er unto you, as I sup­pose, I have writ­ten briefly, ex­hort­ing, and tes­ti­fy­ing that this is the true grace of God where­in ye stand. 13 The church that is at Baby­lon, elect­ed to­geth­er with you, saluteth you; and ­so doth Mar­cus my son. 14 Greet ye one an­oth­er with a kiss of char­i­ty. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Je­sus. Amen.