1 Peter Chapter 5

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Introduction

THIS chapter embraces the following subjects:

I. An exhortation to the elders of the churches to be faithful to the flocks committed to their charge, 1 Pet 5:1ff.

II. An exhortation to the younger members of the church to evince all proper submission to those who were older; to occupy the station in which they were placed with a becoming spirit, casting all their care on God, 1 Pet 5:5ff.

III. An exhortation to be sober and vigilant, in view of the dangers which beset them, and the arts and power of their great adversary, the . devil, and especially to bear with patience the trials to which they were subjected, in common with their Christian brethren elsewhere, 1 Pet 5:8ff.

IV. Salutations, 1 Pet 5:12ff.

Text

1: 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: edit

2: 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; edit

3: Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. edit

4: And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. edit

5: 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. edit

6: Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: edit

7: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. edit

8: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: edit

9: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. edit

10: But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. edit

11: To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. edit

12: By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand. edit

13: The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son. edit

14: Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen. edit

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