1 Seniores ergo, qui in vobis sunt, obsecro, consenior et testis Chri sti passionum, qui et eius, quae in futuro revelanda est, gloriae communicator:
2 Pascite, qui est in vobis, gregem Dei, providentes non coacto sed spontanee secundum Deum, neque turpis lucri gratia sed voluntarie,
3 neque ut dominantes in cleris sed formae facti gregis.
4 Et cum apparuerit Princeps pastorum, percipietis immarcescibilem gloriae coro nam.
5 Similiter, adulescentes, subditi estote senioribus. Omnes autem invicem humilitatem induite, quia Deus superbis resistit, humilibus autem dat gratiam.
6 Humiliamini igitur sub potenti manu Dei, ut vos exaltet in tempore,
7 omnem sollicitudinem vestram proicientes in eum, quoniam ipsi cura est de vobis.
8 Sobrii estote, vigilate. Adversarius vester Diabolus tamquam leo rugiens circuit quaerens quem devoret.
9 Cui resistite fortes fide, scientes eadem passionum ei, quae in mundo est, vestrae fraternitati fieri.
10 Deus autem omnis gratiae, qui vocavit vos in aeternam suam gloriam in Christo Iesu, modicum passos ipse perficiet, confirmabit, solidabit, fundabit.
11 Ipsi imperium in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
12 Per Silvanum vobis fidelem fratrem, ut arbitror, breviter scripsi, obsecrans et contestans hanc esse veram gratiam Dei; in qua state.
13 Salutat vos, quae est in Babylone, coelecta et Marcus filius meus.
14 Salutate invicem in osculo caritatis. Pax vobis omnibus, qui estis in Christo.
King James Version
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:
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;
3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
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.
6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
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.
11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
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.
13 The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.
14 Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.