1 Peter 2:25
Parallel Verses
New International Version
For "you were like sheep going astray," but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

New Living Translation
Once you were like sheep who wandered away. But now you have turned to your Shepherd, the Guardian of your souls.

English Standard Version
For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Berean Study Bible
For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Berean Literal Bible
For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

New American Standard Bible
For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.

King James Bible
For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For you were like sheep going astray, but you have now returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.

International Standard Version
You were "like sheep that kept going astray," but now you have returned to the shepherd and overseer of your souls.

NET Bible
For you were going astray like sheep but now you have turned back to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.

New Heart English Bible
For you were going astray like sheep; but now have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For you had gone astray like sheep, and you have returned now to The Shepherd and The Caregiver of your souls.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You were like lost sheep. Now you have come back to the shepherd and bishop of your lives.

New American Standard 1977
For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For ye were as sheep that had gone astray, but are now converted unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

King James 2000 Bible
For you were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

American King James Version
For you were as sheep going astray; but are now returned to the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

American Standard Version
For ye were going astray like sheep; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For you were as sheep going astray; but you are now converted to the shepherd and bishop of your souls.

Darby Bible Translation
For ye were going astray as sheep, but have now returned to the shepherd and overseer of your souls.

English Revised Version
For ye were going astray like sheep; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

Webster's Bible Translation
For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned to the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

Weymouth New Testament
For you were straying like lost sheep, but now you have come back to the Shepherd and Protector of your souls.

World English Bible
For you were going astray like sheep; but now have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Young's Literal Translation
for ye were as sheep going astray, but ye turned back now to the shepherd and overseer of your souls.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:18-25 Servants in those days generally were slaves, and had heathen masters, who often used them cruelly; yet the apostle directs them to be subject to the masters placed over them by Providence, with a fear to dishonour or offend God. And not only to those pleased with reasonable service, but to the severe, and those angry without cause. The sinful misconduct of one relation, does not justify sinful behaviour in the other; the servant is bound to do his duty, though the master may be sinfully froward and perverse. But masters should be meek and gentle to their servants and inferiors. What glory or distinction could it be, for professed Christians to be patient when corrected for their faults? But if when they behaved well they were ill treated by proud and passionate heathen masters, yet bore it without peevish complaints, or purposes of revenge, and persevered in their duty, this would be acceptable to God as a distinguishing effect of his grace, and would be rewarded by him. Christ's death was designed not only for an example of patience under sufferings, but he bore our sins; he bore the punishment of them, and thereby satisfied Divine justice. Hereby he takes them away from us. The fruits of Christ's sufferings are the death of sin, and a new holy life of righteousness; for both which we have an example, and powerful motives, and ability to perform also, from the death and resurrection of Christ. And our justification; Christ was bruised and crucified as a sacrifice for our sins, and by his stripes the diseases of our souls are cured. Here is man's sin; he goes astray; it is his own act. His misery; he goes astray from the pasture, from the Shepherd, and from the flock, and so exposes himself to dangers without number. Here is the recovery by conversion; they are now returned as the effect of Divine grace. This return is, from all their errors and wanderings, to Christ. Sinners, before their conversion, are always going astray; their life is a continued error.
Study Bible
Christ's Example of Suffering
24He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. “By His stripes you are healed.” 25For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
Cross References
Psalm 23:1
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.

Isaiah 13:14
And it will be that like a hunted gazelle, Or like sheep with none to gather them, They will each turn to his own people, And each one flee to his own land.

Isaiah 53:5
But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.

Isaiah 53:6
All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him.

Ezekiel 34:6
"My flock wandered through all the mountains and on every high hill; My flock was scattered over all the surface of the earth, and there was no one to search or seek for them."'"

John 10:11
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.

John 10:16
I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them in as well, and they will listen to My voice. Then there will be one flock and one shepherd.

Hebrews 5:2
He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and misguided, since he himself is beset by weakness.

Hebrews 13:20
Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep,

1 Peter 3:20
who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, while the ark was being built. In the ark a few people, only eight souls, were saved through water.
Treasury of Scripture

For you were as sheep going astray; but are now returned to the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

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Psalm 119:176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant; for I do …

Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his …

Jeremiah 23:2 Therefore thus said the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that …

Ezekiel 34:6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and on every high hill: …

Matthew 9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, …

Matthew 18:12 How think you? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be …

Luke 15:4-6 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, …

the Shepherd.

1 Peter 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, you shall receive a crown …

Psalm 23:1-3 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want…

Psalm 80:1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that lead Joseph like a flock; …

Songs 1:7,8 Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, where you feed, where you make …

Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs …

Ezekiel 34:11-16,23,24 For thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my …

Ezekiel 37:24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall …

Zechariah 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is …

John 10:11-16 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep…

Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, …

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Hebrews 3:1 Why, holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the …

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the …

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