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The elders which [are] among you I exhort, who [am their] fellow-elder and witness of the sufferings of the Christ, who also [am] partaker of the glory about to be revealed:
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shepherd the flock of God which [is] among you, exercising oversight, not by necessity, but willingly;
not for base gain, but readily;
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not as lording it over your possessions, but being models for the flock.
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And when the chief shepherd is manifested ye shall receive the unfading crown of glory.
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Likewise [ye] younger, be subject to [the] elder, and all of you bind on humility towards one another;
for God sets himself against [the] proud, but to [the] humble gives grace.
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Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in [the due] time;
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having cast all your care upon him, for he cares about you.
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Be vigilant, watch.
Your adversary [the] devil as a roaring lion walks about seeking whom he may devour.
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Whom resist, stedfast in faith, knowing that the selfsame sufferings are accomplished in your brotherhood which [is] in [the] world.
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But the God of all grace who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, when ye have suffered for a little while, himself shall make perfect, stablish, strengthen, ground:
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to him [be] the glory and the might for the ages of the ages.
Amen.
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By Silvanus, the faithful brother, as I suppose, I have written to you briefly;
exhorting and testifying that this is [the] true grace of God in which ye stand.
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She that is elected with [you] in Babylon salutes you, and Marcus my son.
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Salute one another with a kiss of love.
Peace be with you all who [are] in Christ.