Get the free app for more features and content.
Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play

1The elders therefore among you I exhort, who am a fellow-elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, who am also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: 2Tend the flock of God which is among you, exercising the oversight, not of constraint, but willingly, according unto God; nor yet for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; 3neither as lording it over the charge allotted to you, but making yourselves ensamples to the flock. 4And when the chief Shepherd shall be manifested, ye shall receive the crown of glory that fadeth not away. 5Likewise, ye younger, be subject unto the elder. Yea, all of you gird yourselves with humility, to serve one another: for God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble. 6Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time; 7casting all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you. 8Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9whom withstand stedfast in your faith, knowing that the same sufferings are accomplished in your brethren who are in the world. 10And the God of all grace, who called you unto his eternal glory in Christ, after that ye have suffered a little while, shall himself perfect, stablish, strengthen you. 11To him bethe dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 12By Silvanus, our faithful brother, as I account him, I have written unto you briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God: stand ye fast therein. 13She that is in Babylon, elect together with you, saluteth you; and so dothMark my son. 14Salute one another with a kiss of love. Peace be unto you all that are in Christ.

PUBLIC DOMAIN
This translation was first published in 1885. This public domain Bible translation is brought to you courtesy of eBible.org.

Featured Resources

1 Peter 5:12 // Stand Firm in Grace

1 Peter 5:12 // Stand Firm in Grace

The grace of God meets us more faithfully than the morning and strengthens us...

Desiring God

Keith Crosby "Shepherding the Flock of God according to the Will of God" I Peter 5:1-4

Keith Crosby "Shepherding the Flock of God acco...

The Master's Seminary - http://www.tms.edu/ Theological Resources - http://ww...

The Master's Seminary

Overview: 1 Peter

Overview: 1 Peter

Watch our overview video on 1 Peter, which breaks down the literary design of...

BibleProject

Introduction to 1 and 2 Peter

Introduction to 1 and 2 Peter

Sebastian Kim introduces 1 and 2 Peter from a Korean Christian perspective, l...

Fuller Studio

1 Peter 5:7—8 // How Not to Battle Anxiety

1 Peter 5:7—8 // How Not to Battle Anxiety

The question with anxiety is not whether it will come, but rather, how can we...

Desiring God

1 Peter 5:7—9 // Are You a Passive Christian?

1 Peter 5:7—9 // Are You a Passive Christian?

In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that God cares, saves, and protects his p...

Desiring God

1 Peter 5:8 // Stay Alert Against Satan

1 Peter 5:8 // Stay Alert Against Satan

In this Lab, Pastor John reminds us how vital it is to remain spiritually awa...

Desiring God

1 Peter 5:8—9 // Can Satan Devour Christians?

1 Peter 5:8—9 // Can Satan Devour Christians?

Satan is a fierce predator. He has devoured souls of men and women, children ...

Desiring God

1 Peter 5:8—10 // How to Fight the Devil

1 Peter 5:8—10 // How to Fight the Devil

As Christians, we have often been trained to fight pride, lust, anxiety, lazi...

Desiring God

1 Peter 5:10—11 // How Long Must I Suffer

1 Peter 5:10—11 // How Long Must I Suffer

Our suffering can be so severe that all we can say is, “How long, oh Lord?” I...

Desiring God

Explore 1 Peter 5