Serve God Willingly

(A)Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your (B)fellow elder and (C)witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a (D)partaker also 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 for sordid gain, but with eagerness; nor yet as (H)lording it over [a]those allotted to your charge, but [b]proving to be (I)examples to the flock. And when the Chief (J)Shepherd appears, you will receive the (K)unfading [c](L)crown of glory. (M)You younger men, likewise, (N)be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with (O)humility toward one another, for (P)God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

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  1. 1 Peter 5:3 Lit the allotments
  2. 1 Peter 5:3 Or becoming
  3. 1 Peter 5:4 Lit wreath