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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:
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;
3     Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
4     And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
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.
6     Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
7     Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
8     ¶ Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9     Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
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.
11     To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
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.
13     The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.
14     Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.



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