1 The elders who are among you I exhort, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed; 2 shepherd the flock of God among you, overseeing not by compulsion, but rather willingly, not in fondness for dishonest gain, but rather eagerly; 3 nor as being masters over the flock under you, but rather being examples to the flock. 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. 5 Likewise, younger people, subject yourselves to the elders. And all of you be subject to one another, and be clothed with humility, because "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble." 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares about you. 8 Be sober, be watchful; your adversary the devil walks about as a roaring lion, seeking someone he may devour. 9 Resist him, being steadfast in your faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 10 But may the God of all grace, the One having called you into His eternal glory in Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little while, may He Himself make you complete--He will establish, strengthen, and firmly ground you. 11 To Him be the glory and the power, forever and ever. Amen. 12 By Silvanus the faithful brother, as I consider him, I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying this to be the true grace of God in which you stand. 13 She who is in Babylon, elect together with you, greets you; and so does Mark my son. 14 Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to you all who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Bible verses about "gatekeepers" | CAB
19 And the porters: Akkub, Talmon, and their brothers, a hundred and seventy-two.
1 Listen now, you rich, weep and howl at your miseries which are coming upon you! 2 Your riches have decayed, and your garments have become moth-eaten. 3 Your gold and silver have become corroded, and their poison will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You stored up treasure in the last days. 4 Indeed, the wages of the laborers who reaped your fields, which were kept back by you, cry out, and the cries of the reapers have entered into the ears of the Lord of Hosts. 5 You lived luxuriously upon the earth and you lived riotously, you nourished your hearts as in a day of slaughter. 6 You have condemned; you have murdered the just. He does not resist you. 7 Therefore be patient, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer awaits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient for it, until it receives the early and late rain. 8 You also be patient. Establish your hearts, because the coming of the Lord has drawn near. 9 Do not murmur against one another, brothers, lest you be judged. Behold, the Judge stands before the doors! 10 My brothers, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of evil suffering and of longsuffering. 11 Indeed we count those blessed who endure. You have heard of the patience of Job, and you saw the end of the Lord--that He is compassionate and He is merciful. 12 But above all, my brothers, do not swear, neither by heaven nor the earth, nor any other oath. But let your "Yes," be "Yes," and your "No," "No," so that you may not fall into hypocrisy. 13 Does anyone among you suffer misfortune? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praises. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call on the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, it will be forgiven him. 16 Confess your transgressions to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of the righteous is very powerful. 17 Elijah was a man of similar nature to us, and with a prayer, he prayed earnestly for it not to rain, and it did not rain upon the land for three years and six months. 18 And again he prayed, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit. 19 Brothers, if anyone among you wanders away from the truth, and anyone turns him back, 20 let him know that he who turns a sinner back from the error of his way will save a soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
1 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made on behalf of all men, 2 on behalf of kings and all those who are in authority, that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 For this is good and acceptable before God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the full knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself a ransom for all, the testimony in due time; 7 for which I was appointed a herald and apostle--I speak the truth in Christ, I do not lie--a teacher of Gentiles in faith and truth. 8 I desire therefore that men pray in every place, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. 9 Likewise also that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and discretion, not with braids or gold or pearls or expensive clothing, 10 but which is fitting for women professing godliness, by means of good works. 11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. 12 And I do not permit a woman to teach, nor to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam first was formed, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, has come to be in transgression. 15 Nevertheless she shall be saved through childbirth, if they remain in faith and love, and sanctification, with self-control.
10 For one day in Your courts is better than thousands. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of God, than dwell in the tents of sinners.
6 And on your walls, O Jerusalem, have I set watchmen all day and all night, who shall never cease making mention of the Lord. 7 For there is none like You, when He shall have established, and made Jerusalem a praise on the earth. 8 For the Lord has sworn by His glory, and by the might of His arm, I will no more give your grain and your provisions to your enemies; nor shall strangers anymore drink your wine, for which you have labored. 9 But they that have gathered them shall eat them, and they shall praise the Lord; and they that have gathered the grapes shall drink thereof in My holy courts. 10 Go through My gates, and make a way for My people; and cast the stones out of the way; lift up a standard for the Gentiles.