“Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.”
King James Version (KJV)
5:3 Neither as lording over the heritage - Behaving in a haughty, domineering manner, as though you had dominion over their conscience. The word translated heritage, is, literally, the portions. There is one flock under the one chief Shepherd; but many portions of this, under many pastors. But being examples to the flock - This procures the most ready and free obedience.
1Pe 5:3 Neither as being lords. Not with an arbitrary, despotic rule. Over [God's] heritage. Rather, "over the charge allotted you" (Revised Version). But being ensamples to the flock. Instead of ruling imperiously, rather set an example that others may follow.