5 Therefore, to the older men* among YOU I give this exhortation, for I too am an older man+ with [them]* and a witness+ of the sufferings of the Christ, a sharer even of the glory that is to be revealed:+ 2 Shepherd+ the flock of God+ in YOUR care, not under compulsion,* but willingly;*+ neither for love of dishonest gain,+ but eagerly; 3 neither as lording+ it over those who are God’s* inheritance,*+ but becoming examples to the flock.+ 4 And when the chief shepherd+ has been made manifest, YOU will receive* the unfadable+ crown of glory.+
5 In like manner, YOU younger men, be in subjection+ to the older men. But all of YOU gird yourselves with lowliness of mind toward one another,+ because God opposes the haughty ones, but he gives undeserved kindness to the humble ones.+
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt YOU in due time;+ 7 while YOU throw all YOUR anxiety+ upon him, because he cares for YOU.+ 8 Keep YOUR senses, be watchful.+ YOUR adversary, the Devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour* [someone].+ 9 But take YOUR stand against him,+ solid in the faith, knowing that the same things in the way of sufferings are being accomplished in the entire association of YOUR brothers* in the world.+ 10 But, after YOU have suffered a little while,+ the God of all undeserved kindness, who called YOU to his everlasting glory+ in union+ with Christ, will himself finish YOUR training, he will make YOU firm,+ he will make YOU strong.+ 11 To him be the might+ forever. Amen.
12 Through Sil·vaʹnus,*+ a faithful brother, as I account him, I have written YOU in few [words],+ to give encouragement and an earnest witness that this is the true undeserved kindness of God; in which stand firm.+ 13 She who is in Babylon,*+ a chosen one like [YOU], sends YOU her greetings, and so does Mark+ my son. 14 Greet one another with a kiss of love.+
May all of YOU who are in union with Christ have peace.+