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Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled.

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12 Remember your creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come, and the years draw near when you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”;

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13 I am writing to you, fathers,
    because you know him who is from the beginning.
I am writing to you, young people,
    because you have conquered the evil one.

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In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders.[a] And all of you must clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for

“God opposes the proud,
    but gives grace to the humble.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 5:5 Or of those who are older

Duties toward Believers

Do not speak harshly to an older man,[a] but speak to him as to a father, to younger men as brothers,

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 5:1 Or an elder, or a presbyter

Rejoice, young man, while you are young, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Follow the inclination of your heart and the desire of your eyes, but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.

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God’s Spirit Poured Out

28 [a] Then afterward
    I will pour out my spirit on all flesh;
your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
    your old men shall dream dreams,
    and your young men shall see visions.

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Footnotes

  1. Joel 2:28 Ch 3.1 in Heb

12 Young men and women alike,
    old and young together!

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the young men saw me and withdrew,
    and the aged rose up and stood;

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