all that God is for you in Christ explodes with faith, and joy, … Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. The letter teaches, for example, that Christ is the Stone rejected by the builder (2:7-8; Acts 4:10-11), and that Christ is no respecter of persons (1… He presents the salutations of the church at Babylon, whence he seems to have written this epistle. Vulgat. Peter wrote this letter. Salute one another with a kiss of love. It is supplication with thanksgiving, prayer with praise. - Arabic. 4). Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Salute one another in (as the medium of salutation) a kiss of love (see on ref. Rather, what is commanded is a pure attitude when we extend our greetings to others. Goppelt, p354; Michaels, p313.]. 2. p. 486, 487. observes, a kiss and love differ, the one may be without the other, a mere compliment, a show of friendship, and not arise from sincere love. Peace with you all, that are in Christ Jesus; who were chosen in him before the foundation of the world; and appeared to be in him by the effectual calling; and were at least by profession in him, and were in Christ mystical, and incorporated in a Gospel church; the Arabic version reads, "who are in the love of Jesus Christ". 1 Peter 5:14. This is not a call for formalities, but a plea for oneness. 11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. It is the wisdom of young men to pay deference and obedience to the advice and admonitions of their more aged and experienced friends. Greetings from: a. Hence the kissing as a greeting isn’t being commanded, for it was already being practiced. Elsewhere Paul usually gives ‘grace’ where Peter has ‘peace’ here. Peace be to you all that are in Christ (the concluding blessing of St. Paul is usually χάρις, not εἰρήνη: cf. ‘Peter’ means ‘a rock’ or ‘a stone’. ‘Salute one another with a kiss of love. Here it is, “peace to you, I mean, all that are, and in as far as they are, in Christ;” in union and communion with Him. [Note: Ibid, pp204-5. The members of the church are by turns to greet one another (not each other in Peter’s name) with the kiss of charity, thus testifying to their brotherly love for each other (see Meyer on 1 Corinthians 16:20). 1. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever; be his name adored for all his past mercies and protection, and may we be enabled still to trust upon his care and love. charity = love. Note; (1.) Vol. ); and no siege against the true believer, can be so close as to keep out this aid; for it comes from above. None ever cast their care upon God, and were confounded. But, alas! The familial kiss probably forms the background to the NT practice, for all fellow-Christians were considered brothers and sisters. The kiss, spoken of here, is not a passionate kiss. John Piper @JohnPiper. Rather, Peter makes this appeal based upon three things: (1) Peter is a fellow elder. 1 Peter 4:12-5:14. John Piper Nov 27, 1994 26 Shares Message. Amen! 1 Peter 5:13. 1 Peter 5:14. As a fellow elder, I appeal to you: 2 Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. They who would profit others by their preaching, must second it by their examples, else how can we think others will believe us, if it appear by our ill-conduct that we do not believe ourselves? The Vulgate Latin reads "grace", which is most usual in Paul's epistles. He is so rich, and withal so liberal, that he delights that we seek and draw much from him; and it is by believing and praying that we do draw from him: were these plied, we should soon grow richer. These people have walked through the fire of persecution for their faith. The end of the First Epistle of St. Peter. Then he steps in, and opposes his strength to a prevailing and confident enemy, who is at the point of insulting and triumph. Discussion Starters. Comment on this was made under all those references. This was a kiss (probably on the cheek), of brotherly love. 60. τοῖς ἐν χριστῷ is quite in St. Paul’s manner, cf. The meaning of life 2; The Millennium 1; The Purpose of the Church 1; The Rapture 1; The Reformation 1; The Resurrection 3; The Return of Christ 5; The Spirit 1; The Three Crosses 1; The unpardonable sin 1; Things 1; Thinking 4; Tragedies 1; ... 1 Peter 1:6-9. Peace - Peter's closing salutation; as Paul's is, "Grace be with you," accompanied with "peace be to the brethren." CHAPTER 5. Peace [be] with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen, as is common; the apostle wishing that this might be the case, and believing that it would be. 1 Peter 5 – For Shepherds and Sheep A. Apparently, a kiss was a common greeting between friends … The closing words ‘in Christ’ (which reading must be accepted instead of the ‘in Christ Jesus’ of the A. V.) are peculiarly Pauline in tone. Edit. - A MS. of the thirteenth century. 1Peter 5:8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Exhorts the elders to a diligent discharge of their sacred trust. This is the immediate assisting power that bears up the soul under the hardest services, and backs it in the sharpest conflicts, communicating fresh auxiliary strength, when we and all the graces we have within, dwelling in us, is surcharged. Contrast "be with you all," Romans 16:24; 1 Corinthians 16:23. Humility is our greatest ornament, and in God's sight of great price; and those who possess it, he delighteth to honour.—(4.) (1866). 1 Peter 5:14 ‘Greet one another with a kiss of love’ ‘kiss of love’-Kissing as a method of greeting had prevailed for centuries in the ancient world. And (we pray!) The words of man may be true, but they are not infallible, This is the character of God's word alone. The matter or thing requested is expressed in divers brief words, Make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you; which, though they be much of the same sense, yet are not superfluously multiplied; for they carry the great importance of the thing, and the earnest desire in asking it. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a … But how soon do they part! (W. Fletcher, Trans.) - Codex Alexand. Scripture: 1 Peter 5:8–14. ‘By this will all men know that you are My disciples, if you have love one to another’ (John 13:35). They are to reveal their chaste love for one another by a meaningful symbol of love rather than with a pretence that has no meaning. The word Rome is only the supposed interpretation of the word Babylon, as in 1 Peter 5:13, which see. Ἀγάπης) of sacred love.— εἰρήνη, peace) שלום, that is, I pray for your salvation: farewell. But this has length of days with it, eternal glory. CONCLUSION. The examples of others should be our encouragement. It is the will of God, that we have constant recourse to him for all that we want. ‘Peace be to you all who are in Christ.’ Peter finishes on this sublime thought. In Peter"s culture a kiss was a common way to express affection publicly (cf. Perhaps you have seen “The Dead Poet’s Society,” a movie my wife and I saw some time ago. The True Grace of Christian Camaraderie. Peace be with you all - May all prosperity, spiritual and temporal, be with all that are in Christ Jesus - at are truly converted to him, and live in his Spirit obedient to his will. His name was Simon, but Jesus changed it to Peter (John 1:42). The kiss, spoken of here, is not a passionate kiss. The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, called and invited to, and partakers of, the same glorious privileges and blessings as yourselves, through Jesus Christ, saluteth you in all Christian wishes of peace and prosperity; and so doth Marcus my son. with greet all the brethren with an holy kiss (1 Thessalonians 5:26; cf.1 Corinthians 16:20; 2 Corinthians 13:12; Romans 16:16). Peace be with you all, &c.— St. Peter, in the introduction to this epistle, had addressed himself to the strangers in Pontus, Galatia, &c. and wished such of them as were Christians, or elect, grace and peace. Peace be to you all who are in Christ.’. 14 Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. "In the ancient world kisses were normally exchanged among family members (parents and children; brothers and sisters; servants and masters) and at times between rulers and their clients. What does 1 Peter 5:14 mean? As I recall, a translated Latin phrase, “Seize the moment!” became the philosophy of a group of college students. And I, too, will share in his glory when he is revealed to the whole world. Peace be to you all who are in Christ. 1 Tm 5:17–18; Ti 1:5–8; Jas 5:14). Close. He exhorts them to fervent love among themselves. Paul himself, however, is not in the habit of defining the subjects of his benedictions by that phrase, although it is elsewhere in frequent use by him. 1 Peter 5:14. (John 14:27; Philippians 4:7) During a time of severe trial, such people would especially need ‘peace’ in their lives. 1 Peter 5:5-14 "Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. 301 P.). Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. We who are His people are ‘in Christ’. None should ever enter the ministry by constraint, at the solicitation of friends, or as bred to it for a maintenance, but as prompted by a desire to glorify God, and to be instrumental in the salvation of lost souls. God created us to glorify Him, and this is why we do good works – not to be seen or praised (Matthew 6:1-17), but so that we and those around us will “ give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Christian, YOU ARE MEANT TO SHINE BY DOING WORKS THAT GLORIFY GOD. God instructed Christians to greet one another from honest and pure motives (Romans 16:16; 1 Corinthians 16:20; 2 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:26). May that portion, reader, be thine, and mine. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Peter closes his letter to fellow believers with an encouragement to greet each other, perhaps on his behalf. See also our ch. The benediction itself somewhat resembles that in Ephesians 6:24. And to watch against the devil, who went about as a roaring lion, seeking to destroy them by instigating the wicked to persecute them, and drive them into apostasy, 1 Peter 5:8. May the Almighty Giver add to it another blessing, and, make it forever profitable to every child of God, in every renewed perusal, as long as the Church continues on earth, until brought home to glory. Romans 16:16; 1 Corinthians 16:20; 2 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:26). they pass away, and the glory passes away, both as smoke, as a vapour. Princ. Go To 1 Peter Index. Being aware of their struggles, Peter addressed their need while challenging them to remain steadfast in spite of the opposition they faced. In the view and expectation of which, feed the flock of God which is among you with fidelity, diligence, and zeal, preaching the sound doctrine, and maintaining the wholesome discipline of the gospel, considering the inestimable price which has been paid for the salvation of all who will yield to be saved by grace; taking the oversight thereof; watching over them with wisdom, and holy solicitude to promote their spiritual and eternal good; not by constraint, as compelled to do it against your inclinations, but willingly, delighting in your blessed office and employment; not for filthy lucre, as the motive to undertake the charge, but of a ready mind, free from every mercenary view, and influenced purely by zeal for the Redeemer, and love towards immortal souls; neither as being lords over God's heritage, and ruling with arrogance and haughtiness, as if you had dominion over men's consciences, but being ensamples to the flock, in all humility, meekness, and holy conversation. 1 Peter 5:5-14 New International Version (NIV) 5 In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. Had one man continued from the creation to the end of the world, in the top of earthly dignity and glory, admired by all; yet, at the end, everlasting oblivion being the close, what nothing were it to eternal glory! Rather, what is commanded is a pure attitude when we extend our greetings to … Salute one another with (or, by means of) a kiss of love. we cannot be brought to believe, and deeply take the impression of eternity; and that is our undoing. The True Grace of Christian Camaraderie. - Bib. Cf. Scripture: 1 Peter 5:12–14. 1 Peter 5:14 ESV - Greet one another with the… | Biblia 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become gpartakers of the divine nature, hhaving … Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder; be guided by their advice, and attend to their admonitions; yea, all of you be subject one to another, paying that deference and respect which is due to every one according to his station, age, rank, or office; and be clothed with humility, as a shining garb which gives beauty to the whole conversation, and adds a lustre to every other grace: for God resisteth the proud; that is the character which of all others God abhors, and he giveth grace to the humble, who are peculiarly his delight, and enriched by him abundantly, and in proportion prepared for his presence in glory. God is the enemy of the proud, as of Satan their chief; and in the unequal content with Omnipotence, they must needs be undone. The office of an elder or presbyter is a high and honourable employment, and calls for suitable zeal and faithfulness to discharge it aright. He now in like manner concludes, and wishes peace unto such of them as were Christians, and continued faithful. He is the God of all grace. the kiss, which is the type and expression of Christian brotherly love. ['Aleph (') adds, A B omit, "Jesus."] 1P iP i Pet) Peace [be] with you all that are in Christ Jesus. God's time must be expected; he will send us relief in due season, if we faint not. “Formula petita,” says Gerhard, “ex salutatione Christi præsertim post resurrectionem usitata.” The blessing differs also from those in St. Paul, in the limitation implied by ὑμῖν πᾶσιν τοῖς ἐν χριστῷ, whereas St. Paul has ever μετὰ πάντων ὑμῶν. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus, and every blessing, spiritual, temporal, and eternal, which is the happy portion of those that are perseveringly united to him their Living Head. Men would have some more reason so to affect and pursue the glory of the present world, such as it is, if it were lasting, if it stayed with them when they have caught it, and they stayed with it to enjoy it. Therefore it was regulated (Apost. *. “Seize the moment!” aptly characterizes the spirit of our age; it also betrays the absence of the most vital element of hope. In calling it the "kiss of love" Peter not only brings out the meaning of kiss ("kiss," philema in Greek, comes from phileo, a verb indicating familial and friendly as opposed to erotic love), but also expresses the proper relationship among the members of the Christian community ("love" here is the typical Christian term for love, agape, used also in 1 Peter 1:22; 1 Peter 4:8)." The end of the Epistle of St. Peter; may his supplication preserve us! Inferences drawn from 1 Peter 5:10.—The apostle closes his divine doctrine and exhortations with prayer, which he addresses to the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus. Cf. The First of Peter. 14.] (3.) "What a wonderful way to end a letter that announced the coming of a fiery trial! It was the peculiar honour of Peter and a few more, to be witnesses of Christ's sufferings; but it is the privilege of all true Christians to partake of the glory that shall be revealed. Contrast, “Be with you all,” Romans 16:24; 1 Corinthians 16:23. Amen - Is wanting, as usual, in some of the principal MSS. You see for yourself whether the meaning is really there. Polity, Preface, iv. He does not claim power to rule over all pastors and churches. Scripture: 1 Peter 5:12–14. Love and holiness are inseparable (cf. Mark, his … 1 Peter: Trials, Holy Living & The Lord's Coming Click chart to enlarge Chart from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Another Chart from Charles Swindoll - click chart on right side. In Christ Jesus; united to him by faith, and members of him. Peter has written to them briefly a. The familial kiss probably forms the background to the NT practice, for all fellow-Christians were considered brothers and sisters. The First Catholic Epistle of Peter the apostle is ended. "The apostle informed the brethren of Pontus that he had sent this letter to them by Silvanus, whom he praised for his fidelity to Christ, 1 Peter 5:12. 1. elders--alike in office and age ( 1 Peter 5:5). Jesus clearly placed this method of greeting into the category of a custom (Luke 7:44-45). "Peace" expresses the common Jewish blessing "Shalom." The abuse of this custom led to its confinement to men with men and women with women and to its final abandonment (Apost. Peter advises them not to regard those fiery trials as something peculiar. "The practice seems to have been universal in those times."[39]. Though thou art weak, he is strong: it is he that strengthens thee, and renews thy strength,—makes it fresh, and greater than ever before. This affectionate kissing was normally on the cheeks, forehead, or hands. That is why we will be carried safely through the billows of life borne up in Him as the Ark of God (1 Peter 3:20), with a certain landing in His heavenly Kingdom. PARTING PRAYER. This epistle opens and closes with a prayer for peace (cf. The final four paragraphs of 1 Peter can be easily identified as 1 Peter 4:12-19; 5:1-5; 5:6-11; and 5:12-14. Kiss of love ... Paul similarly commanded this greeting (Romans 16:16; 1 Corinthians 16:20; 2 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:26). [44] [44] Bengel, J. Those feasts of charity, which being instituted by the Apostles, were retained in the Church long after, are not now thought anywhere needful’ (Eccl. For a full account of the custom, see Winer, Realw. That the Apostle Peter is the author of 1 Peter however, is certain. Then, giving them the salutation of the Church in Babylon, where it seems he was when he wrote this letter, he added the salutation of Mark, whom he called his son, either because he had converted him, or on account of the great attachment which Mark bore to him, 1 Peter 5:13. I Shall sum up the contents of this chapter in the words of a good commentator: "Because the knowledge and good behavior of the people depend, in a great measure, upon the kind of instruction which they receive from their teachers, the apostle in this chapter addressed the elders, that is, the bishops, pastors, rulers, and deacons among the brethren of Pontus, etc., 1 Peter 5:1, exhorting the bishops in particular to feed the flock of God committed to their care faithfully, and to exercise their episcopal office, not as by constraint, but willingly; not from the love of gain, but from love to their Master and to the flock, 1 Peter 5:2; and not to lord it over God's heritage, but to be patterns of humility and disinterestedness to the people, 1 Peter 5:3. let us not close our meditation on this blessed book of God, without taking one view more of the God of all grace, in this most precious account of his rich, free, and sovereign mercy. 12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand. See note on Romans 16:16. 4:21). See Dr. Macknight. Haeres. Acts 20:37). In calling it the "kiss of love" Peter not only brings out the meaning of kiss ("kiss,", [Note: Ibid, pp204-5. Victory in Jesus 1 Peter 5: 6-11 We have considered much in our time moving through Peter’s first epistle. 1 Peter 5:12 - Through Silvanus, our faithful brother (for so I regard him), I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Love and holiness are inseparable. of the salutation occurs, whence Peter adopts it. When temptations have almost made a breach, and are on the point of entering with full force and violence, he lets in so much present help on a sudden, as makes them give back and disappear. “Hence,” says Origen, “the custom was handed down to the Churches that after prayers (so Justin Apol., i. Perfect implies their progress towards perfection. - Syriac Philoxenian. By his Spirit within them, the faithful children of God are most powerfully sanctified; without which, indeed, no other thing could be of advantage to them in this. See the notes at Romans 16:16. This was a kiss of fellowship between brothers, or sisters and brothers in Christ. (1) A call to elders. In this way, 1 Peter might be called the Job of the New Testament, providing encouragement for the true believer to continue on in the way that Jesus has laid out for all His followers. Kiss of charity or love refers to the salutation of the kiss as was customary in old times. Edinburgh: T&T Clark. There it flows for us; thither we are directed. The well-instructed Christian looks to Jesus, Hebrews 12:2 looks off from all opposition and difficulties; looks above them to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of the faith of every soul which perseveringly cleaves to him. The ‘Amen’ of the A. V. is insufficiently supported. So St. Paul concludes 1 Thess. It is the hyperbole, καθ υπερβολην εις υπερβολην ; other glory is over-spoken; but this glory, over glorious to be duly spoken, it exceeds and rises above all that can be spoken of it. Oh! Stand firm in it! I, too, am an elder and a witness to the sufferings of Christ. Read Matthew 5:14-16. 1. This epistle opens and closes with a prayer for peace (cf. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. What a review of the most out-refreshing truths, in looking back over this short, but comprehensive compendium of God's holy word, do we behold, concerning the great things of God? Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity, in token of your mutual, unfeigned affection. To grow solid through suffering, humble yourself before God (5:6-7). I . 1 Peter 5:14 "Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. “Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. It is here fit, as in statues, to measure the man with the basis on which he stands; and there is no taking the right measure of a Christian but that way. With giving an account of his design in this epistle, and the person who was the bearer of it. too, 3 John 15). And settle, though it seems the same, and in substance is the same with the other word stablish, yet it adds somewhat to it very considerable; for it signifies to found or fix upon a sure foundation, and so indeed may have an aspect to Him who is the foundation and strength of believers, on whom they build by faith, even Jesus Christ, in whom alone we can have all, both complete victory over sin, and increase of grace, establishment of spirit, and power to persevere against all difficulties and assaults: He is that corner foundation-stone laid in Zion, that they who build upon him may not be ashamed. And it is eternal. COMPARISON OF POINTS OF EMPHASIS FIRST AND SECOND PETER Hence the kissing as a greeting isn’t being commanded, for it was already being practiced. 1. 1 Peter 5:5-14 "Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. God will put you back together after the trial so that you will be useful to Him. 1. Worries about covetousness, ambition, popularity, all evaporate under the command to … See note on, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament. Written from Rome. First Peter focuses on the importance of believers bearing up under unjust suffering yet continuing to live well (1 Peter 2:20). Admonishes them to be on their guard. What, but grace, can call to his eternal glory? * The Reader is referred to the different Authors mentioned often already. He now in like manner concludes, and wishes peace unto such of them as were Christians, and continued faithful. True it is, the ancienter, the better ceremonies of religion are; howbeit, not absolutely true and without exception; but true only so far forth as those different ages do agree in the state of those things, for which at the first those rites, orders, and ceremonies were instituted. Ministers, especially, should study it well, that they may know how to comfort their flocks when in persecution or adversity. John Piper Dec 16, 2016 779 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus - That are true Christians. The simple Hebrew salutation is proper to Peter’s autograph postscript and links it with the beginning.— , cf.1 Peter 3:16, 1 Peter 5:10, and the saying, Thus have I spoken to you that in me ye might have peace: in the world ye have tribulation but be of good cheer I have conquered the world (John 16:33). Amen. What, but grace, can prepare the soul of any one individual for the enjoyment of it? The Christian Fathers, too, speak of it as the ‘kiss of peace,’ or the ‘kiss in the Lord.’ The practice of saluting with a kiss was as common in the ancient East, and specially among the Jews, as is the custom of saluting with hand-shaking in the modern West. These remarks of Richard Hooker on apostolic practices which are not to be held binding, are worth notice:—‘Whereas it is the error of the common multitude to consider only what hath been of old, and if the same were well, to see whether it still continue; if not, to condemn that presently which is, and never to search upon what ground or consideration the change might grow; such rudeness cannot be in you so well borne with, whom learning and judgment hath enabled more soundly to discern how far the times of the Church and the orders thereof may alter without offence. ἀγάπης, “with the kiss of love,” i.e. Title: The letter has always been identified (as are most general epistles, like James, John and Jude), with the name of the author, Peter. Strengthen has respect to the growth of graces, especially where weakest and lowest. 14. The Church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you. 14. 1 Peter 2:6. He offers up his fervent prayers on their behalf. Sadly, our “now generation” has become the “hopeless generation.” If ever there was an age without hope, it is our own—nuclear war, environmental pollution, racism, drugs, crime, corruption, A… And, what, but a God of all grace, can bear up, and bear on, and bear home the tried and buffeted child of God, against the roaring lion Satan, and sometimes the more raging lusts of sin, which arise in our fallen nature? The church that is at Babylon The Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Arabic versions, supply the word "church", as we do. Amen." All that is here so named, is no more than a name, a shadow of glory; it cannot endure the balance, but is found too light; as was said of a great monarch, Daniel 5. John Piper ... You watch his pen “draw out” meaning. 5: Gnomon of the New Testament (M. E. Bengel & J. C. F. Steudel, Ed.) The primary structural question is whether the two paragraphs found in 1 Peter 5:1-11 belong to the section that began in 1 Peter 3:13 or form a separate major portion of 1 Peter. In the Apostles’ times that was harmless, which being now revived would be scandalous; as their oscula sancta. I don't believe that Peter means that we must wait until Christ comes for God to relieve us. But ten or twelve MSS., with the Syriac, Arabic, Armenian, and Vulgate, have ἁγιῳ, holy; salute one another with a Holy kiss. 1 Peter 5:13–14 March 16, 2017. 1. (2.) ‘kiss of love’-Kissing as a method of greeting had prevailed for centuries in the ancient world. App-135. Oh! The end of the First Catholic Epistle of Peter, written from Rome. on StudyLight.org The subscriptions are, as in other cases, various. He addresses himself to the younger, and all private members of the church. Amen. . What Peter speaks of here as the ‘kiss of love’ is always spoken of by Paul as the ‘holy kiss’ (Romans 16:16; 1 Corinthians 16:20; 2 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:26). 1 Peter 5 5 1 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: ς, Thus have I spoken to you that in me ye might have peace: in the world ye have tribulation but be of good cheer I have conquered the world, Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity, Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. and versions. where, as every where except here, φίλημα ἅγιον is the expression. By reason of our many wants and great weakness, we had need to have a very full hand, and a very strong hand to go to, for supplies and support. "Having thus exhorted the pastors, the apostle turned his discourse to the people, charging them to be subject to their elders, and to one another; that is, to be of a teachable disposition, and to receive instruction from every one capable of giving it, and to do all the duties which they could to each other, according to their different stations and relations, 1 Peter 5:5. Amen. be with you all that are in Christ Jesus — The oldest manuscripts omit “Jesus.” In Ephesians 6:24, addressed to the same region, the same limitation of the salutation occurs, whence, perhaps, Peter here adopts it. * Presbyters: the officially appointed leaders and teachers of the Christian community (cf. Stablish imports the curing of our natural lightness and inconstancy. "What a wonderful way to end a letter that announced the coming of a fiery trial!" Is referred to the salutation of the First Catholic epistle of Peter, written from Rome their graces especially. 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