Serve God Willingly

Therefore, I urge elders among you, as your fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and one who is also a a]fellow partaker of the glory that is to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not b]with greed but with eagerness; nor yet as domineering over c]those assigned to your care, but by d]proving to be e]examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading f]crown of glory.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 5:1 Or partner in
  2. 1 Peter 5:2 Or for dishonest gain
  3. 1 Peter 5:3 Lit the allotments
  4. 1 Peter 5:3 Or becoming examples
  5. 1 Peter 5:3 Or role models
  6. 1 Peter 5:4 Lit wreath

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