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”
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.”
D should be split into D & D’
D. not by constraint, but willingly;
D’ not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;