Serve God Willingly

(A)Therefore, I urge elders among you, as your (B)fellow elder and a (C)witness of the sufferings of Christ, and one who is also a [a](D)fellow partaker of the glory that is to be revealed: shepherd (E)the flock of God among you, exercising oversight, (F)not under compulsion but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and (G)not [b]with greed but with eagerness; nor yet as (H)domineering over [c]those assigned to your care, but by [d]proving to be [e](I)examples to the flock. And when the Chief (J)Shepherd appears, you will receive the (K)unfading [f](L)crown of glory. (M)You [g]younger men, likewise, (N)be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with (O)humility toward one another, because (P)God is opposed to the proud, but He gives grace to the humble.

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  1. 1 Peter 5:1 Or partner in
  2. 1 Peter 5:2 Or for dishonest gain
  3. 1 Peter 5:3 Lit the allotments
  4. 1 Peter 5:3 Or becoming examples
  5. 1 Peter 5:3 Or role models
  6. 1 Peter 5:4 Lit wreath
  7. 1 Peter 5:5 Or young people

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