5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
5:1 The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed:

5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight [thereof], not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
5:2 Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly;

5:3 Neither as being lords over [God's] heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
5:3 nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock;

5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
5:4 and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.

5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
5:5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble."

5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
5:6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,

5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
5:7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

5:9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
5:9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.

5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle [you].
5:10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

5:11 To him [be] glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
5:11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

5:12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.
5:12 By Silvanus, our faithful brother as I consider him, I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God in which you stand.

5:13 The [church that is] at Babylon, elected together with [you], saluteth you; and [so doth] Marcus my son.
5:13 She who is in Babylon, elect together with you, greets you; and so does Mark my son.

5:14 Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace [be] with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.
5:14 Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to you all who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.