1: Elders who [are] among you, I exhort, who [am] a fellow-elder, and a witness of the sufferings of the Christ, and of the glory about to be revealed a partaker, 2: feed the flock of God that [is] among you, overseeing not constrainedly, but willingly, neither for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind, 3: neither as exercising lordship over the heritages, but patterns becoming of the flock, 4: and at the manifestation of the chief Shepherd, ye shall receive the unfading crown of glory. 5: In like manner, ye younger, be subject to elders, and all to one another subjecting yourselves; with humble-mindedness clothe yourselves, because God the proud doth resist, but to the humble He doth give grace; 6: be humbled, then, under the powerful hand of God, that you He may exalt in good time, 7: all your care having cast upon Him, because He careth for you. 8: Be sober, vigilant, because your opponent the devil, as a roaring lion, doth walk about, seeking whom he may swallow up, 9: whom resist, stedfast in the faith, having known the same sufferings to your brotherhood in the world to be accomplished. 10: And the God of all grace, who did call you to His age-during glory in Christ Jesus, having suffered a little, Himself make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle [you]; 11: to Him [is] the glory, and the power -- to the ages and the ages! Amen. 12: Through Silvanus, to you the faithful brother, as I reckon, through few [words] I did write, exhorting and testifying this to be the true grace of God in which ye have stood. 13: Salute you doth the [assembly] in Babylon jointly elected, and Markus my son. 14: Salute ye one another in a kiss of love; peace to you all who [are] in Christ Jesus! Amen.