Not as though ye were Lords over God’s [a]heritage, but that ye may be examples to the flock.

[b]And when that chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive an incorruptible crown of glory.

[c]Likewise ye younger submit yourselves unto the Elders, and submit yourselves every man, one to another: (A)deck yourselves inwardly in lowliness of mind: [d]for (B)God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 5:3 Which is the Christian people.
  2. 1 Peter 5:4 That the shepherds’ minds be not overcome either with the wickedness of men, or their cruelty, he warneth them to cast their eyes continually upon that chief Shepherd, and the crown which is laid up for them in heaven.
  3. 1 Peter 5:5 He commendeth many peculiar Christian virtues, and especially modesty: which admonition all of us stand in need of, but especially the younger sort, by reason of the outwardness and pride of that age.
  4. 1 Peter 5:5 Because pride seemeth to many, to be the way unto the glory of this life, the Apostle witnesseth on the contrary side, that ignominy and shame is the reward of pride, and glory the reward of modesty.

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