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I Peter 5

1 I therefore call upon the elders among you, [I who am also] elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and partner of the glory [about] to be being revealed: 2 shepherd the flock of God among you, not by compulsion, but willingly according to God, not in fondness of dishonest gain, but eagerly, 3 Neither as Lording over the inheritance, but becoming models to the flock. 4 And the chief shepherd having appeared, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. 5 Likewise, young men, submit to the elders, and [Let] all [submit] to one another, be clothed with humble-mindedness, for God opposes the high minded, but to the humble he gives grace. 6 Be humbled, therefore, by the strong hand of God, in order that he exalt you in [the] opportune-time1 , 7 casting all your anxieties upon him, because he cares for you. 8 Be sober, be staying awake. Your adversary the devil as [a] roaring lion walks [about] seeking someone to be devouring, 9 whom resist firm in faith, knowing that the same [things] of sufferings are being accomplished upon your brotherhood in the world.

10 Now the God of all grace, the [one] having called you into his eternal glory in Christ, [you] having suffered [a] little, will himself restore, establish, strengthen, [and] give [you] foundation. 11 To him [is] the strength to the eternities of eternities, Amen. 12 Through Silvanius, [a] trustworthy brother to you, as I consider, have [I] written briefly, calling upon [you] and testifying this to be true grace of God, in which you stand. 13 The fellow-chosen in Babylon greet you as does Mark your son. 14 Greet one another with [a] kiss2 of agape-love. Peace [be]3 upon you all that [are] in Christ.

1KAIROS (καιρoς ) `opportune time', `proper time', `season'

2from [PHILIA]

3or "[is]"