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Do not lord it over those assigned to you, but be examples to the flock. (A)And when the chief Shepherd is revealed, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.[a]

Advice to the Community.[b] Likewise, you younger members,[c] be subject to the presbyters. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for:

“God opposes the proud
    but bestows favor on the humble.”(B)

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Footnotes

  1. 5:4 See note on 1 Pt 2:25.
  2. 5:5–11 The community is to be subject to the presbyters and to show humility toward one another and trust in God’s love and care (1 Pt 5:5–7). With sobriety, alertness, and steadfast faith they must resist the evil one; their sufferings are shared with Christians everywhere (1 Pt 5:8–9). They will be strengthened and called to eternal glory (1 Pt 5:10–11).
  3. 5:5 Younger members: this may be a designation for office-holders of lesser rank.

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