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1 Peter 5:4

    1 Peter 5:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, you shall receive a crown of glory that fades not away.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when the chief Shepherd shall be manifested, ye shall receive the crown of glory that fadeth not away.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And at the coming of the chief Keeper of the sheep, you will be given the eternal crown of glory.

    Webster's Revision

    And when the chief Shepherd shall be manifested, ye shall receive the crown of glory that fadeth not away.

    World English Bible

    When the chief Shepherd is revealed, you will receive the crown of glory that doesn't fade away.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when the chief Shepherd shall be manifested, ye shall receive the crown of glory that fadeth not away.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Peter 5:4

    When the chief Shepherd - That is, the Lord Jesus Christ, whose is the flock, and who provides the pasture, and from whom, if ye are legally called to the most awful work of preaching the Gospel, ye have received your commission; when he shall appear to judge the world in righteousness, ye who have fed his flock, who have taken the superintendency of it, not by constraint, nor for filthy lucre's sake, not as lords over the heritage, but with a ready mind, employing body, soul, spirit, time and talents, in endeavoring to pluck sinners as brands from eternal burnings, and build up the Church of Christ on its most holy faith; Ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away, an eternal nearness and intimacy with the ineffably glorious God; so that ye who have turned many to righteousness shall shine, not merely as stars, but as suns in the kingdom of your Father! O ye heavenly-minded, diligent, self-denying pastors after God's own heart, whether ye be in the Church established by the state, or in those divisions widely separated from, or nearly connected with it, take courage; preach Jesus; press through all difficulties in the faith of your God; fear no evil while meditating nothing but good. Ye are stars in the right hand of Jesus, who walks among your golden candlesticks, and has lighted that lamp of life which ye are appointed to trim; fear not, your labor in the Lord cannot be in vain! Never, never can ye preach one sermon in the spirit of your office, which the God of all grace shall permit to be unfruitful; ye carry and sow the seed of the kingdom by the command and on the authority of your God; ye sow it, and the heavens shall drop down dew upon it. Ye may go forth weeping, though bearing this precious seed; but ye shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing your sheaves with you. Amen, even so, Lord Jesus!

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Peter 5:4

    And when the chief Shepherd shall appear - The prince of the pastors - the Lord Jesus Christ. "Peter, in the passage above, ranks himself with the elders; here he ranks Christ himself with the pastors" - Benson. See the notes at 1 Peter 2:25. Compare Hebrews 13:20.

    Ye shall receive a crown of glory - A glorious crown or diadem. Compare the notes at 2 Timothy 4:8.

    That fadeth not away - This is essentially the same word, though somewhat different in form, which occurs in 1 Peter 1:4. See the notes at that verse. The word occurs nowhere else in the New Testament. Compare the notes at 1 Corinthians 9:25.