V. The Elders' Shepherding
and Its Reward
A. The Shepherding Patterns
1 1Therefore the 2aelders among you I exhort, who am a 3fellow elder and 4bwitness of the sufferings of Christ, who am also a 5partaker of the cglory to be revealed:
2 1aShepherd the 2bflock of God among you, 3coverseeing not under compulsion but dwillingly, 4according to God; not by eseeking gain through base means but eagerly;
3 Nor as 1alording it over your 2allotments but by 3becoming bpatterns of the 4flock.