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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

First Peter 5:1 to 4 Verses, Translations, Strongs


1Peter 5:1 Therefore,3767 I exhort3870 the elders4245 among you, as your fellow elder4850 and witness3144 of the sufferings3804 of Christ, and a partaker2844 also of the glory1391 that is to be revealed601 (NASB: Lockman)
 
 
 
Amplified: I WARN and counsel the elders among you (the pastors and spiritual guides of the church) as a fellow elder and as an eyewitness [called to testify] of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a sharer in the glory (the honor and splendor) that is to be revealed (disclosed, unfolded):
KJV: The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
NLT: And now, a word to you who are elders in the churches. I, too, am an elder and a witness to the sufferings of Christ. And I, too, will share his glory and his honor when he returns. As a fellow elder, this is my appeal to you: (
Phillips: Now may I who am myself an elder say a word to you my fellow-elders? I speak as one who actually saw Christ suffer, and as one who will share with you the glories that are to be unfolded to us.
Wuest: Elders therefore who are among you, I exhort, I who am your fellow elder, and one who saw the sufferings of the Christ and who has been retained as a witness to bear testimony concerning them, who also am a fellow partaker of the glory which is about to be
Young's Literal: Elders who are among you, I exhort, who am a fellow-elder, and a witness of the sufferings of the Christ, and of the glory about to be revealed a partaker

EXHORT THE ELDERS AMONG YOU: Presbuterous oun en humin parakalo (1SPAI): (Acts 11:30; 14:23; 15:4,6,22,23; 20:17,28; Acts 21:18; 1Ti 5:1,19; Titus 1:5)
AS YOUR FELLOW ELDER: o sumpresbuteros: (Philemon 1:9; 2 Jn 1:1; 3 Jn 1:1)
AND WITNESS OF THE SUFFERINGS OF CHRIST: kai martus ton tou Christou pathematon: (1Peter 1:12; Lk 24:48; Jn 15:26,27; Acts 1:8,22; 2:32; 3:15; 5:30, 31, 32; Acts 10:39, 40, 41)
AND A PARTAKER ALSO OF THE GLORY THAT IS TO BE 72; Acts 20:26,27)
EXERCISING OVERSIGHT: (episkopountes) (PAPMPN): Hebrews 12:15
NOT (forced into) UNDER COMPULSION: me anagkastos : (Is 6:8; 1Co 9:16,17)
REVEALED: o kai tes mellouses (to be about to) (PAPFSG) apokaluptesthai (PPN) doxes koinonos: (1Pe 5:4; 1:3-5; Ps 73:24,25; 2Co 5:1,8; Php 1:19,21, 22, 23; 2Ti 4:8; 1Jn 3:2; Rev 1:9)
1 Peter 5:2 shepherd4165 the flock4168 of God among you, exercising oversight1983 not under compulsion317, but voluntarily,1596 according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain,147 but with eagerness4290; (NASB: Lockman)
 
Amplified: Tend (nurture, guard, guide, and fold) the flock of God that is [your responsibility], not by coercion or constraint, but willingly; not dishonorably motivated by the advantages and profits [belonging to the office], but eagerly and cheerfully;
KJV: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
NLT: Care for the flock of God entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.
Phillips: I urge you then to see that your "flock of God" is properly fed and cared for. Accept the responsibility of looking after them willingly and not because you feel you can't get out of it, doing your work not for what you can make, but because you are really concerned for their well-being. (
Wuest: shepherd the flock of God which is among you, doing so not by reason of constraint put upon you, but willingly according to God; not in fondness for dishonest gain but freely
Young's Literal: feed the flock of God that is among you, overseeing not constrainedly, but willingly, neither for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind,
SHEPHERD: poimanate (2SAAM): (Song 1:8; Is 40:11; Ezek 34:2,3,23; Mic 5:4; 7:14; Jn 21:15, 16, 17; Acts 20:28)
THE FLOCK OF GOD AMONG YOU: to en humin poimnion tou theou : (Is 63:11; Jer 13:17,20; Ezek 34:31; Zech 11:17; Lk 12:32; 1Co 9:7) (Ps 78:71,72; Acts 20:26,27)
EXERCISING OVERSIGHT: (episkopountes) (PAPMPN): Hebrews 12:15
NOT (forced into) UNDER COMPULSION: me anagkastos : (Is 6:8; 1Co 9:16,17)
BUT VOLUNTARILY ACCORDING TO GOD: alla hekousios kata theon:
AND NOT FOR SORDID GAIN: mede aischrokerdos: (Is 56:11; Jer 6:13; 8:10; Micah 3:11; Mal 1:10; Acts 20:33,34; 2Co 12:14,15; 1 i 3:3,8; Titus 1:7,11; 2Peter 2:3; Revelation 18:12,13)
BUT WITH EARGERNESS: alla prothumos: (Acts 21:13; Ro 1:15; Titus 2:14; 3:1)


1Peter 5:3 nor yet as lording2634 it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock. (NASB: Lockman)
 
Amplified: Not domineering [as arrogant, dictatorial, and overbearing persons] over those in your charge, but being examples (patterns and models of Christian living) to the flock (the congregation).
KJV: Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
NLT: Don't lord it over the people assigned to your care, but lead them by your good example.
Phillips: You should aim not at being "little tin gods" but as examples of Christian living in the eyes of the flock committed to your charge.
Wuest: nor yet as lording it in a high-handed manner over the portions of the flock assigned to you, but as becoming patterns for the flock. (
Young's Literal: neither as exercising lordship over the heritages, but patterns becoming of the flock,

NOR YET AS LORDING IT OVER: med os katakurieuontes (PAPMPN): (Ezek 34:4; Mt 20:25,26; 23:8, 9, 10; Mark 10:42, 43, 44, 45; Lk 22:24, 25, 26, 27;


THOSE ALLOTTED TO YOUR CHARGE:2819 ton kleron:
BUT PROVING TO BE EXAMPLES 5179 TO THE FLOCK:4168 alla tupoi ginomenoi (PMPMPN) tou poimniou: (1Co 11:11; Php 3:17; 4:9; 1Th 1:5,6; 2 Th3:9; 1Ti 4:12; Titus 2:7)

 1 Peter 5:4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. (NASB: Lockman)

Amplified: And [then] when the Chief Shepherd is revealed, you will win the conqueror’s crown of glory.
KJV: And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
to the younger men to obey the elders
NLT: And when the head Shepherd comes, your reward will be a never-ending share in his glory and honor.
Phillips: And then, when the chief shepherd reveals himself, you will receive that crown of glory which cannot fade.
Wuest: And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you shall receive the victor’s unfading crown of glory. (Eerdmans)
Young's Literal: and at the manifestation of the chief Shepherd, ye shall receive the unfading crown of glory.

AND WHEN THE CHIEF SHEPHERD750 APPEARS:5319 kai phanerothentos (AAPMSG) tou archipoimenos:
YOU WILL RECEIVE 2865 THE UNFADING 262 CROWN 4735 OF GLORY: komieisthe (2PFMI) ton amarantinon tes doxes stephanon:

1Pe 1:4; Da 12:3; 1Co 9:25; 2Ti 4:8; James 1:12; Rev 2:10; 3:11
 
 
 
I WARN and counsel the elders among you (the pastors and spiritual guides of the church) as a fellow elder and as an eyewitness [called to testify] of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a sharer in the glory (the honor and splendor) that is to be revealed (disclosed, unfolded): Tend (nurture, guard, guide, and fold) the flock of God that is [your responsibility], not by coercion or constraint, but willingly; not dishonorably motivated by the advantages and profits [belonging to the office], but eagerly and cheerfully; Not domineering [as arrogant, dictatorial, and overbearing persons] over those in your charge, but being examples (patterns and models of Christian living) to the flock (the congregation). And [then] when the Chief Shepherd is revealed, you will win the conqueror’s crown of glory.