Modern Literal Version

[1 Peter 5]

     5:1 I am encouraging the elders the ones among you*, (the fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of the Christ, also the partner of the glory which is about to be revealed). 5:2 Shepherd*the flock of God among you*, exercising the oversight, not by compulsion, but willfully, nor covetously, but eagerly; 5:3 nor like one lording it over his inheritances {Or: lots}, but bybecoming examples to the flock. 5:4 And after the Chief-Shepherd has appeared, you* will be getting the unfading crown of glory.

     5:5 Likewise, the younger ones, be* subject to the elders. But all of you* be subject to one another, clothe* yourselves with humility, because 'God resists the haughty, but is giving grace tothe humble.' {Prov. 3:34}5:6 Therefore humble* yourselves under the powerful hand of God, in order that he may exalt you* in time; 5:7 having tossed forth all your* anxiety upon him, because there is care concerning you* with him. 5:8 Be* sober! Watch*! Your* opponent, the devil, like a roaring lion, is walking around seeking whom he may swallow, 5:9 to whom, stand* against, solid in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are to be completed in the world by your*brotherhood. 5:10 But the God of all grace, who called you* to his everlasting glory in Christ Jesus,after you*have suffered a small time, he himself may frame you*up, will establish, will strengthen and will found you*. {I.e. make a foundation of you.}5:11 The glory and the dominionis to him, forevermore. Amen.

     5:12 Through Silvanus, our faithful brother, as I count him, I wrote to you* a few words, encouraging and testifying this to be the true grace of God in which you* are standing. 5:13 Shewho is in Babylon, chosen together with you*, and my son Mark greets you*. 5:14 Greet* one another with a kiss of love*.

     Peace to all of you* who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

     {NOTES: You should read the 'Definitions' Section and other non-bible sections.}

{{ Introduction to 2 Peter 65-67 AD

    The emphasis is on false teachers and false teaching. It is a letter of warning, and Peter's cure for false teaching is true spiritual knowledge. As Jesus showed us in Mat, it has been written... This letter is most likely a follow-up letter to his previous one to the same group of people.

    It was written in Peter's mature years. He is one of the elders. It stirs up readers to grow in Christian character and encourage them into a patient expectation of the Lord's return also warning them against being 'led away in the error of the immoral.' As translators, do not be lead away by those Bibles who would change Chapter 3:10 at the end to anything but 'will be burned up.' Peter wants them to grow in 'the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.'}}

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1999, 2014 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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