The elders which are among you, I exhort, whiche am also an elder, & a wytnesse of the afflictions of Christe, and also a partaker of the glory that shalbe opened:
Feede you God his flocke, whiche is committed vnto you, takyng the ouersight of them not as compelled therto, but wyllyngly, not for the desyre of fylthy lucre, but of a good mynde:
Not as though ye were Lordes ouer God his heritage: but that ye be an ensample to the flocke.
And when the chiefe shephearde shall appeare, ye shall receaue an incorruptible crowne of glory.
Likewise ye younger, submit your selues vnto the elder: Submit your selues euery man one to another, decke your selues inwardly in lowlynes of mynde: For God resisteth the proude, and geueth grace to the humble.
Submit your selues therfore vnder the mightie hande of God, that he may exalt you when the tyme is come.
Cast all your care vpon hym, for he careth for you.
Be sober, & watche, for your aduersarie the deuyll, as a roaryng Lion walketh about seking who he may deuour:
Whom resist stedfast in the fayth, knowyng that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the worlde.
But the God of all grace whiche hath called vs vnto his eternall glory by Christe Iesus, shal his owne selfe, after that ye haue suffred a litle affliction, make you perfite, setle, strength, and stablyshe you.
To hym be glory and dominion, for euer and euer.
By Syluanus a faythfull brother, vnto you, as I suppose, haue I wrytten briefly, exhortyng and testifiyng, howe that this is the true grace of God, wherin ye stande.
The Churche that is at Babylon elected together with you, saluteth you, and so doeth Marcus my sonne.
Greete ye one another with the kysse of loue.
Peace be with you all which are in Christe Iesus.