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1 Peter 5:1-5 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

Therefore I, an even-elder man, and a witness of Christ's passions, which also am a communer of that glory, that shall be showed in time to come; beseech the elder men, that be among you,[a]

feed ye the flock of God, that is among you, and purvey ye, not as constrained, but willfully, by God [purveying not constrainingly, but willfully, after God]; not for love of foul winning, but willfully,

neither as having lordship in the clergy, but that ye be made ensample to the flock, of will.[b]

And when the prince of shepherds shall appear, ye shall receive the crown of glory, that may never fade [that shall never fade].

Also, ye young men, be ye subject to elder men, and all show ye together meekness[c]; for the Lord withstandeth proud men, but he giveth grace to meek men.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 5:1 Therefore I, even-elder and a witness of Christ's passions, beseech the elder men that be in you, which also am a communer of that glory that shall be showed in time to come,
  2. 1 Peter 5:3 neither as having lordship in the clergy, but made form, or example, of the flock, and of intent, either will.
  3. 1 Peter 5:5 Also ye younger men, be subject to elder men, forsooth all show ye together meekness

1 Peter 5:1-5 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

A special exhortation for all bishops or priests to feed the flock of Christ, and what their duty is, and what reward they shall have if they be diligent. He exhorts young persons to submit themselves to the elders, and everyone to love one another, to be sober, and to watch so that they may resist the enemy.

The elders who are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the afflictions of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed. See that you feed the flock of Christ that is among you, taking the oversight of them not as though you were compelled to it, but willingly; not for wrongful gain, but of a good mind; not as though you were lords over the parishes, but so that you are an example to the flock. And when the chief shepherd appears, you shall receive an incorruptible crown of glory.

Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to the elders. Submit yourselves everyone, one to another. Knit yourselves together in lowliness of mind. For God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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1 Peter 5:1-5 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

1 He warneth the Elders not to usurp authority over the Church, 5 willing the younger sort to be willing to be taught, and to be modest, 8 to be sober and watchful to resist the cruel adversary.

The [a]Elders which are among you, [b]I beseech which am also an Elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed,

[c][d]Feed the [e]flock of God, [f]which dependeth upon you, [g]caring for it not by constraint, but willingly: not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind:

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

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

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

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 5:1 He describeth peculiarly the office of the Elders, that is to say, of them that have the care of the Church.
  2. 1 Peter 5:1 He useth a preface touching the circumstance of his own person: to wit, that he as their companion, communeth with them not of matters which he knoweth not, but wherein he is as well experienced as any, and propoundeth unto them no other condition but that which he himself hath sustained before them, and doth still take the same pains, and also hath one selfsame hope together with them.
  3. 1 Peter 5:2 The first rule: He that is a shepherd, let him feed the flock.
  4. 1 Peter 5:2 He saith not, Offer for the quick and dead, and sing patched shreds in a strange tongue, but (Feed.)
  5. 1 Peter 5:2 The second: Let the shepherd consider, that the flock is not his, but God’s.
  6. 1 Peter 5:2 The third: Let not the shepherds invade other men’s flocks, but let them feed that which God hath committed unto them.
  7. 1 Peter 5:2 Let the shepherds govern the Church with the word and example of godly and unblamable life, not by constraint but willingly, not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind, not as Lords over God’s portion and heritage, but as his ministers.
  8. 1 Peter 5:3 Which is the Christian people.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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1 Peter 5:1-5 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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