1 Peter 52 Tend (nurture, guard, guide, and fold) the flock of God that is , not by coercion or constraint, but willingly; not dishonorably motivated by the advantages and profits , but eagerly and cheerfully; 3 Not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples (patterns and models of Christian living) to the flock (the congregation). 4 And when the Chief Shepherd is revealed, you will win the Marvin Vincent, Word Studies: When Paul uses the word translated ``crown," he typically has the conqueror's crown in mind, using the imagery of the winner of an athletic contest (see I Cor. 9:25). Peter seems to have this same imagery in mind as a symbol of the heavenly reward.conqueror's crown of glory. 5 Likewise, you who are younger and of lesser rank, be subject to the elders (the ministers and spiritual guides of the church)--. Clothe (apron) yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another. For God sets Himself against the proud (the insolent, the overbearing, the disdainful, the presumptuous, the boastful)--, but gives grace (favor, blessing) to the humble. 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you, 7 Casting the Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.whole of your care on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.watchfully. 8 Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring , seeking someone to seize upon and devour. 9 Withstand him; be firm in faith , knowing that the same (Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.identical) sufferings are appointed to your brotherhood (the whole body of Christians) throughout the world. 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace , Who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you. 11 To Him be the dominion (power, authority, rule) forever and ever. Amen (so be it). 12 By Silvanus, a true (loyal, consistent, incorruptible) brother, as I consider him, I have written briefly to you, to counsel and urge and stimulate and to declare that this is the true grace (the undeserved favor) of God. Be steadfast and persevere in it. 13 She in Babylon, elect (chosen) with , sends you greetings, and my son (disciple) Mark. 14 Salute one another with a kiss of love . To all of you that are in Christ Jesus (the Messiah), may there be peace (Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.every kind of peace and blessing, especially peace with God, and Webster's New International Dictionary offers this as a definition of ``peace." freedom from fears, agitating passions, and moral conflicts). Amen (so be it).
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