1 Peter 5

English Standard Version

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 going to be revealed: (Lu 24:48; 2Jo 1:1; 3Jo 1:1) shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight,[1] not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you;[2] not for shameful gain, but eagerly; (Joh 21:16; 1Ti 3:8; Tit 1:7; Phm 1:14; Jud 1:12) not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. (Eze 34:4; Mt 20:25; Mr 10:42; 2Co 1:24; Php 3:17; 2Th 3:9; 1Ti 4:12; Tit 2:7) And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. (1Co 9:25; Heb 13:20; Jas 1:12; 1Pe 1:4) Likewise, you who 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.” (Mt 20:26; Joh 13:4; Joh 13:14; Jas 4:6; Jas 4:10) Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, (1Pe 5:5) casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. (Ps 37:5; Ps 40:17; Ps 55:22; Mt 6:25) Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. (Job 1:7; Job 1:9; Job 2:2; Ps 22:21; Mt 24:42; Lu 22:31; 2Co 2:11; Eph 4:27; Eph 6:11; 1Pe 1:13; Re 12:9; Re 12:12) Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. (Ac 14:22; Col 2:5; 1Th 3:3; 2Ti 3:12; Jas 4:7) 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, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. (Lu 22:32; Ro 16:25; 1Co 1:9; 1Th 2:12; 1Ti 6:12; 2Ti 2:10; Heb 13:21; 1Pe 1:6) 11 To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1Pe 4:11) 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 firm in it. (Ac 11:23; Ac 15:22; 1Co 15:1; 2Co 1:19; 1Th 1:1; 2Th 1:1; Heb 13:22) 13 She who is at Babylon, who is likewise chosen, sends you greetings, and so does Mark, my son. (Ac 12:12) 14 Greet one another with the kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ. (Ro 16:16; Eph 6:23)

1 Peter 5

New International Version

To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away. In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”[1] Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. 10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen. 12 With the help of Silas,[2] whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written to you briefly, encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it. 13 She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you her greetings, and so does my son Mark. 14 Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.

1 Peter 5

King James Version

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: 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; Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. 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. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 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.

1 Peter 5

New Int. Readers Version

I'm speaking to the elders among you. I was a witness of Christ's sufferings. And I will also share in the glory that is going to come. I'm making my appeal to you as one who is an elder together with you. Be shepherds of God's flock, the believers who are under your care. Serve as their leaders. Don't serve them because you have to. Instead, do it because you want to. That's what God wants you to do. Don't do it because you want to get more and more money. Do it because you really want to serve. Don't act as if you were a ruler over those who are under your care. Instead, be examples to the flock. The Chief Shepherd will come again. Then you will receive the crown of glory. It is a crown that will never fade away. Young men, follow the lead of those who are older. All of you, put on a spirit that is free of pride toward each other as if it were your clothes. Scripture says, “God opposes those who are proud. But he gives grace to those who are not.” (Pr 3:34) So don't be proud. Put yourselves under God's mighty hand. Then he will honor you at the right time. Turn all your worries over to him. He cares about you. Control yourselves. Be on your guard. Your enemy the devil is like a roaring lion. He prowls around looking for someone to chew up and swallow. Stand up to him. Stand firm in what you believe. All over the world you know that your brothers and sisters are going through the same kind of suffering. 10 God always gives you all the grace you need. So you will only have to suffer for a little while. Then God himself will build you up again. He will make you strong and steady. And he has chosen you to share in his eternal glory because you belong to Christ. 11 Give him the power for ever and ever. Amen. 12 I consider Silas to be a faithful brother. With his help I have written you this short letter. I have written it to cheer you up. And I have written to give witness about the true grace of God. Stand firm in it. 13 The members of the church in Babylon send you their greetings. They were chosen together with you. Mark, my son in the faith, also sends you his greetings. 14 Greet each other with a friendly kiss. May God give peace to all of you who believe in Christ.