1 Peter 5:1-5

A.(1) The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder,

B. and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:

C.(2) Feed the flock of God which is among you,taking the oversight thereof

D.  not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

C’.(3) Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

B’.( 4) And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

A’.(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.

2 thoughts on “1 Peter 5:1-5”

  1. Does this verbal chiasm extend out further through parallel subject matter-

    4:19 “let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.”

    5:6,7 “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

  2. D should be split into D & D’

    D. not by constraint, but willingly;
    D’ not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

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