“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:”
King James Version (KJV)
5:1 I who am a fellow - elder - So the first though not the head of the apostles appositely and modestly styles himself. And a witness of the sufferings of Christ - Having seen him suffer, and now suffering for him.
1Pe 5:1 Conclusion SUMMARY OF I PETER 5: A Charge to the Elders. The Young Exhorted. Humility Enjoined. Watchfulness. Salutations from the Brethren at Babylon. The elders which are among you. That Peter means the officers, not the aged persons, is shown by 1Pe 5:2. Who am also an elder. An elder as well as an apostle. He exhorts them as one of themselves. And a witness of the sufferings of Christ. An eye witness of what Christ suffered and of his resurrection. And also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed. An heir of the glory that shall be revealed when Christ comes.