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.

Nueva Versión Internacional

1 Pedro 5:1-14

Exhortación a los ancianos y a los jóvenes

1A los ancianos que están entre ustedes, yo, que soy anciano como ellos, testigo de los sufrimientos de Cristo y partícipe con ellos de la gloria que se ha de revelar, les ruego esto: 2cuiden como pastores el rebaño de Dios que está a su cargo, no por obligación ni por ambición de dinero, sino con afán de servir, como Dios quiere. 3No sean tiranos con los que están a su cuidado, sino sean ejemplos para el rebaño. 4Así, cuando aparezca el Pastor supremo, ustedes recibirán la inmarcesible corona de gloria.

5Así mismo, jóvenes, sométanse a los ancianos. Revístanse todos de humildad en su trato mutuo, porque

«Dios se opone a los orgullosos,

pero da gracia a los humildes».5:5 Pr 3:34

6Humíllense, pues, bajo la poderosa mano de Dios, para que él los exalte a su debido tiempo. 7Depositen en él toda ansiedad, porque él cuida de ustedes.

8Practiquen el dominio propio y manténganse alerta. Su enemigo el diablo ronda como león rugiente, buscando a quién devorar. 9Resístanlo, manteniéndose firmes en la fe, sabiendo que sus hermanos en todo el mundo están soportando la misma clase de sufrimientos.

10Y, después de que ustedes hayan sufrido un poco de tiempo, Dios mismo, el Dios de toda gracia que los llamó a su gloria eterna en Cristo, los restaurará y los hará fuertes, firmes y estables. 11A él sea el poder por los siglos de los siglos. Amén.

Saludos finales

12Con la ayuda de Silvano, a quien considero un hermano fiel, les he escrito brevemente, para animarlos y confirmarles que esta es la verdadera gracia de Dios. Manténganse firmes en ella.

13Saludos de parte de la comunidad que está en Babilonia, escogida como ustedes, y también de mi hijo Marcos. 14Salúdense los unos a los otros con un beso de amor fraternal.

Paz a todos ustedes que están en Cristo.