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.
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.
Crijcunata michijcunata yachachishcami
1Cunanca, cancunata cunaj yuyajcunatami yuyachisha nini. Ñucapish paicuna shinallataj cunaj yuyajmi cani. Cristo ima shina llaquicunata apajtapish, ñuca ñahuihuantajmi ricurcani. Ñucapish shamuj punlla sumajyachishca canatami shuyacuni. Chaimantami caita mingani: 2Taita Dios cancunaman mingashca huauquicunataca, ovejacunata alli michij shina, alli ricuraichij. Dios munashca shina quiquin yuyaimanta paicunapaj allita ruraichij. Ama maijan ‘Rurai’ nijllapi, cullquita japingaraiculla imatapish ruraichijchu, ashtahuanpish mana qʼuillashpa, cushicushpa pushanguichij. 3Cancunaman cuidachun mingashca crijcunataca, ama cancunapaj runacunata shina quiquin munaita rurachichijchu. Ashtahuanpish cancuna alli causajta ricushpa, paicunapish catichun, allita ruranguichij. 4Chashna pushashpami, michijcunata Jatun Michij shamujpica, cancunaca mana chingarij, sumaj coronata chasquinguichij.
5Shinallataj qʼuipa huiñaicunapish, yuyajcunata caźuichij. Ama jatun tucushpa, tucuicunallataj caishuj chaishuj caźunacuichij.
«Taita Diosca, jatun tucushcacunataca pʼiñanmi.
Mana jatun tucushcacunataca, jatunta cʼuyanmi» nishcata yuyarichij.
6Chashna cashcamantaca, Tucuita Rurai Tucuj Diospaj maquipi, cumurichijlla. Cancunata jatunyachina punlla chayamujpica, Paillataj jatunyachingallami. 7Diosca, cancunataca cuidaracunmi. Chaimanta, imata chai yuyai puricushpaca, chaitaca Diospaj maquipi mingaichijlla.
8Cancunata pʼiñaj diabloca, león maijanta micusha nishpa, huacarishpa muyucuj shinami puricun. Shina cajpica, rijcharishca, alli yuyaihuan causaichij. 9Jesucristopi shunguta churashpa, sinchi sinchita shayarishpa diablotaca cʼariyaichij. Tucui cai pachapi crijcunaca, tucuicunallataj cancuna apacushca llaquicunallatataj apacushcataca yachanguichijmi.
10Taita Diosca, ñucanchijtaca mana cʼuyaipaj cajpipish cʼuyashpamari, Jesucristomanta huiñaita sumajyachingapaj agllarca. Ashacama cancuna apacushca llaquihuanca, Paillataj cancunataca, allicunata sinchicunata imatapish rurai tucujta, pi mana cuyuchipajta rurachun. 11Huiñai huiñaita Pai Dioslla sumajyachishca, tucuita Mandaj cachun. Chashna cachun.
Tucuchingapajmi ‘¿Allillachu canguichij?’ nishca
12Ñuca shunguta churashca huauqui Silvanohuanmi, cai asha quillcataca cancunaman cachani. Caita cancunaman quillcashpaca, mana cʼuyaipajcuna cajpipish Taita Dios cʼuyashcata yuyachishpami, chai cʼuyaimantaca amataj anchurichun cunashpa yuyachini.
13Cancunata Dios agllashca shinallataj, Babiloniapi causaj tandanacushca crijcunapish, ñuca huahua shina caj Marcospish cancunataca ‘¿Allillachu canguichij?’ ninmi. 14Caishujta chaishujta cʼuyashpa muchashpa, ‘¿Allillachu cangui?’ ninacuichij.
Jesucristohuan shujlla cajcunamanca, tucuicunallamantaj sumaj causaita cushca cachun. Chashna cachun.