The eldersG4245 which are amongG1722 you I exhort,G3870 whoG3588 am alsoG2532 an elder,G4850 and a witnessG3144 of the sufferingsG3804 of Christ,G5547 and alsoG2532 a partakerG2844 of the gloryG1391 that shall be revealed:G601
FeedG4165 the flockG4168 of GodG2316 which is amongG1722 you, taking the oversightG1983 thereof, not by constraint,G317 but willingly;G1596 not for filthyG147 lucre,G147 but of a readyG4289 mind;G4290
NeitherG3366 as being lordsG2634 overG2634 God'sG2316 heritage,G2819 but beingG1096 ensamplesG5179 to the flock.G4168
And when the chiefG750 ShepherdG750 shall appear,G5319 you shall receiveG2865 a crownG4735 of gloryG1391 that fadesG262 not away.
Likewise,G3668 you younger,G3501 submitG5293 yourselves to the elder.G4245 Yes,G1161 allG3956 of you be subjectG5293 oneG240 to another,G240 and be clothedG1463 with humility:G5012 for GodG2316 resistsG498 the proud,G5244 and givesG1325 graceG5485 to the humble.G5011
HumbleG5013 yourselves thereforeG3767 underG5259 the mightyG2900 handG5495 of God,G2316 that he may exaltG5312 you in dueG2398 time:G2540
CastingG1977 allG3956 yourG5216 careG3308 on him; for he caresG3199 for you.
Be sober,G3525 be vigilant;G1127 becauseG3754 yourG5216 adversaryG476 the devil,G1228 as a roaringG5612 lion,G3023 walksG4043 about,G4043 seekingG2212 whomG5101 he may devour:G2666
WhomG3739 resistG436 steadfastG4731 in the faith,G4102 knowingG1492 that the sameG846 afflictionsG3804 are accomplishedG2005 in yourG5216 brothersG81 that are in the world.G2889
But the GodG2316 of allG3956 grace,G5485 whoG3588 has calledG2564 us to his eternalG166 gloryG1391 by ChristG5547 Jesus,G2424 after that you have sufferedG3958 a while,G3641 makeG2675 you perfect,G2675 establish,G4741 strengthen,G4599 settleG2311 you.
To him be gloryG1391 and dominionG2904 for everG165 and ever.G165 Amen.G281
By Silvanus,G4610 a faithfulG4103 brotherG80 to you, as I suppose,G3049 I have writtenG1125 briefly,G1223 G3641 exhorting,G3870 and testifyingG1957 that thisG5026 is the trueG227 graceG5485 of GodG2316 whereinG1519 G3757 you stand.G2476
The churchG1577 that is atG1722 Babylon,G897 electedG4899 togetherG4899 with you, salutesG782 you; and so does MarcusG3138 my son.G5207
GreetG782 you oneG240 anotherG240 with a kissG5370 of charity.G26 PeaceG1515 be with you allG3956 that are in ChristG5547 Jesus.G2424 Amen.G281