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1. Petersbrev 5:1-14

Afsluttende formaninger

1Og nu et ord til jer, der er ledere i en menighed. Jeg er selv leder og var vidne til,5,1 Eller: „og har vidnet om, hvordan…”. hvordan Kristus måtte lide, og jeg vil sammen med jer få del i hans herlighed, når den engang åbenbares. Jeg beder jer nu: 2Vær gode hyrder for den del af Guds hjord, I har fået ansvar for. Jeres tjeneste skal bygge på ønsket om at gøre Guds vilje og ikke fordi, I føler jer tvunget til det. Gør det ikke for pengenes skyld, men fordi I gerne vil. 3Pas på ikke at se menigheden som nogle, I hersker over, men vær et forbillede for dem. 4Når så overhyrden kommer, vil I blive belønnet med en herlig sejrskrans, der aldrig visner.

5Også jer unge har jeg et ord til: I skal underordne jer lederne. Ja, I skal alle sammen være ydmyge over for hinanden, for „Gud modarbejder de hovmodige, men de ydmyge giver han nåde.”5,5 Ordsp. 3,34 (LXX), Jak. 4,6. 6Hvis I vil bøje jer under Guds vældige magt, vil han ophøje jer, når tiden er inde til det.

7Kast alle jeres bekymringer på ham, for han har omsorg for jer.

8Vær altid på vagt over for jeres modstander, Djævelen, for han strejfer omkring som en brølende løve på jagt efter et offer. 9Vær stærke i troen og stå hans fristelser imod. Tænk på, at andre kristne over hele verden må gennemgå de samme lidelser, som I skal igennem. 10Det er kun en kort tid, I må lide. Al nådes Gud, som gennem Kristus har kaldet jer til evig herlighed, vil opmuntre, støtte, styrke og befæste jer. 11Ham tilhører magten i al evighed. Amen.

Hilsener

12Jeg har skrevet dette brev med hjælp fra min trofaste medarbejder Silas for i korthed at opmuntre jer og forsikre jer om, at den Guds nåde, I har taget imod, er sandhed. Hold fast ved det.

13Mange hilsener fra menigheden her i Rom,5,13 Ordret: „den medudvalgte (søster) i Babylon.” Babylon er sandsynligvis et kodenavn for Rom, jf. 2.Joh. og Åbenbaringsbogen. der er udvalgt sammen med jer. Også min nære ven og medarbejder Markus skal jeg hilse fra. 14Nu må I hilse hinanden med et helligt kindkys. Fred være med alle jer, som tilhører Kristus.

New International Reader's Version

1 Peter 5:1-14

To Older and Younger Believers

1I’m speaking to the elders among you. I was a witness of Christ’s sufferings. And I will also share in the glory that is going to come. I’m making my appeal to you as one who is an elder together with you. 2Be shepherds of God’s flock, the believers under your care. Watch over them, though not because you have to. Instead, do it because you want to. That’s what God wants you to do. Don’t do it because you want to get money in dishonest ways. Do it because you really want to serve. 3Don’t act as if you were a ruler over those under your care. Instead, be examples to the flock. 4The Chief Shepherd will come again. Then you will receive the crown of glory. It is a crown that will never fade away.

5In the same way, I’m speaking to you who are younger. Follow the lead of those who are older. All of you, put on a spirit free of pride toward one another. Put it on as if it were your clothes. Do this because Scripture says,

“God opposes those who are proud.

But he gives grace to those who are humble.” (Proverbs 3:34)

6So make yourselves humble. Put yourselves under God’s mighty hand. Then he will honor you at the right time. 7Turn all your worries over to him. He cares about you.

8Be watchful and control yourselves. Your enemy the devil is like a roaring lion. He prowls around looking for someone to swallow up. 9Stand up to him. Remain strong in what you believe. You know that you are not alone in your suffering. The family of believers throughout the world is going through the same thing.

10God always gives you all the grace you need. So you will only have to suffer for a little while. Then God himself will build you up again. He will make you strong and steady. And he has chosen you to share in his eternal glory because you belong to Christ. 11Give him the power for ever and ever. Amen.

Final Greetings

12I consider Silas to be a faithful brother. With his help I have written you this short letter. I have written it to encourage you. And I have written to speak the truth about the true grace of God. Remain strong in it.

13The members of the church in Babylon send you their greetings. They were chosen together with you. Mark, my son in the faith, also sends you his greetings.

14Greet each other with a kiss of friendship.

May God give peace to all of you who believe in Christ.