Chunk:(text is Young's Literal Translation)
Click on the image for a larger version.
Speaking to the elders (congregation leaders) as a fellow-elder, Peter instructs the elders to fulfill their primary task: shepherding the flock of God (1-2). He further describes shepherding as overseeing (2) and states three criteria by which proper overseeing is to be accomplished.
- Willingly, not by constraint
- Eagerly, not for wealth
- As examples, not as big shots