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The Elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an Elder, and a witnesse of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be reuealed.
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Feede the flocke of God which is among you, taking the ouersight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly: not for filthy lucre, but of a ready minde:
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Neither as being lords ouer Gods heritage: but being ensamples to the flocke.
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And when the chiefe shepheard shall appeare, ye shall receiue a crowne of glory that fadeth not away.
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Likewise ye yonger, submit your selues vnto the elder: yea, all of you bee subiect one to another, and bee clothed with humilitie: for God resisteth the proud, and giueth grace to the humble.
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Humble yourselues therefore vnder the mighty hand of God, that hee may exalt you in due time,
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Casting all your care vpon him, for he careth for you.
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Be sober, be vigilant: because your aduersary the deuill, as a roaring Lion walketh about, seeking whom he may deuoure.
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Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
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But the God of all grace who hath called vs into his eternall glory by Christ Iesus, after that ye haue suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
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To him bee glory and dominion for euer and euer.
Amen.
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By Syluanus a faithfull brother vnto you, (as I suppose) I haue written briefly, exhorting, & testifying, that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.
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The Church that is at Babylon elected, together with you, saluteth you, and so doth Marcus my sonne.
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Greete yee one another with a kisse of charity: Peace bee with you all that are in Christ Iesus.
Amen.