1 Peter 5:1–4

To the Elders and the Flock

5 To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elderb and a witnessc of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed:d Be shepherds of God’s flocke that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be;f not pursuing dishonest gain,g but eager to serve; not lording it overh those entrusted to you, but being examplesi to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherdj appears, you will receive the crown of gloryk that will never fade away.l

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