1 The elders therefore among you I exhort, the fellow-elder, and witness of the sufferings of the Christ, who am also partaker of the glory to be revealed: 2 Tend the flock of :God which is among you, not of constraint, but willingly; nor yet for filthy lucre, but of ready mind; 3 neither as lording it over those allotted you, but being examples to the flock. 4 And when the chief Shepherd shall be manifested, ye shall receive the unfading crown of :glory. 5 Likewise, ye younger, be subject to elders. Yea, all gird yourselves with :humility toward one another: for :God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.
6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of :God, that he might exalt you in season; 7 casting all your :anxiety upon him, because he careth for you. 8 Be sober, watch: the devil, your Adversary, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking to gulp down: 9 whom withstand steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same :sufferings are being accomplished in your :brotherhood which is in the world. 10 And the God of all grace, who called you unto his eternal :glory in Christ, after ye have suffered a little, shall himself perfect, establish, strengthen you. 11 To him the dominion unto the ages. Amen.
12 By Silvanus, as I account him, the faithful brother to you I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of :God: stand therein. 13 She in Babylon, elect together with you, greeteth you; and so doth Mark my :son. 14 Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to you all those in Christ.