Acts 20:28
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New International Version
Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.

New Living Translation
"So guard yourselves and God's people. Feed and shepherd God's flock--his church, purchased with his own blood--over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as elders.

English Standard Version
Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.

Berean Study Bible
Keep watch over yourselves and the entire flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.

Berean Literal Bible
Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has set you overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with the own blood.

New American Standard Bible
"Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

King James Bible
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock that the Holy Spirit has appointed you to as overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.

International Standard Version
Pay attention to yourselves and to the entire flock over which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers to be shepherds of God's church, which he acquired with his own blood.

NET Bible
Watch out for yourselves and for all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God that he obtained with the blood of his own Son.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Pay attention to yourselves therefore, and to the whole flock in which The Spirit of Holiness has appointed you overseers, to shepherd the Church of God which he has purchased with his blood.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pay attention to yourselves and to the entire flock in which the Holy Spirit has placed you as bishops to be shepherds for God's church which he acquired with his own blood.

New American Standard 1977
“Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Take heed therefore unto yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has placed you as bishops to feed the congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones} of God, which he has purchased with his own blood.

King James 2000 Bible
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he has purchased with his own blood.

American King James Version
Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he has purchased with his own blood.

American Standard Version
Take heed unto yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit hath made you bishops, to feed the church of the Lord which he purchased with his own blood.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take heed to yourselves, and to the whole flock, wherein the Holy Ghost hath placed you bishops, to rule the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Darby Bible Translation
Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, wherein the Holy Spirit has set you as overseers, to shepherd the assembly of God, which he has purchased with the blood of his own.

English Revised Version
Take heed unto yourselves, and to all the flock, in the which the Holy Ghost hath made you bishops, to feed the church of God, which he purchased with his own blood.

Webster's Bible Translation
Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock over which the Holy Spirit hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Weymouth New Testament
"Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock among which the Holy Spirit has placed you to take the oversight for Him and act as shepherds to the Church of God, which He has bought with His own blood.

World English Bible
Take heed, therefore, to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the assembly of the Lord and God which he purchased with his own blood.

Young's Literal Translation
'Take heed, therefore, to yourselves, and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit made you overseers, to feed the assembly of God that He acquired through His own blood,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:28-38 If the Holy Ghost has made ministers overseers of the flock, that is, shepherds, they must be true to their trust. Let them consider their Master's concern for the flock committed to their charge. It is the church He has purchased with his own blood. The blood was his as Man; yet so close is the union between the Divine and human nature, that it is there called the blood of God, for it was the blood of Him who is God. This put such dignity and worth into it, as to ransom believers from all evil, and purchase all good. Paul spake about their souls with affection and concern. They were full of care what would become of them. Paul directs them to look up to God with faith, and commends them to the word of God's grace, not only as the foundation of their hope and the fountain of their joy, but as the rule of their walking. The most advanced Christians are capable of growing, and will find the word of grace help their growth. As those cannot be welcome guests to the holy God who are unsanctified; so heaven would be no heaven to them; but to all who are born again, and on whom the image of God is renewed, it is sure, as almighty power and eternal truth make it so. He recommends himself to them as an example of not caring as to things of the present world; this they would find help forward their comfortable passage through it. It might seem a hard saying, therefore Paul adds to it a saying of their Master's, which he would have them always remember; It is more blessed to give than to receive: it seems they were words often used to his disciples. The opinion of the children of this world, is contrary to this; they are afraid of giving, unless in hope of getting. Clear gain, is with them the most blessed thing that can be; but Christ tell us what is more blessed, more excellent. It makes us more like to God, who gives to all, and receives from none; and to the Lord Jesus, who went about doing good. This mind was in Christ Jesus, may it be in us also. It is good for friends, when they part, to part with prayer. Those who exhort and pray for one another, may have many weeping seasons and painful separations, but they will meet before the throne of God, to part no more. It was a comfort to all, that the presence of Christ both went with him and stayed with them.
Study Bible
Paul's Farewell to the Ephesians
27For I did not shrink back from declaring to you the whole will of God. 28Keep watch over yourselves and the entire flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood. 29I know that after my departure, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 3:15
"Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding.

Matthew 16:18
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.

Luke 12:32
Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.

John 21:15
When they had finished eating, Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you love Me more than these?" "Yes, Lord," He answered, "You know I love You." Jesus replied, "Feed My lambs."

John 21:16
Jesus asked a second time, "Simon son of John, do you love Me?" "Yes, Lord," he answered, "You know I love You." Jesus told him, "Shepherd My sheep."

Acts 20:29
I know that after my departure, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.

Romans 16:16
Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ send you greetings.

1 Corinthians 6:20
you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body.

1 Corinthians 10:32
Do not become a stumbling block, whether to Jews or Greeks or the church of God,

Ephesians 1:7
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace,
Treasury of Scripture

Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he has purchased with his own blood.

Take.

2 Chronicles 19:6,7 And said to the judges, Take heed what you do: for you judge not …

Mark 13:9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; …

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged …

1 Corinthians 9:26,27 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that …

Colossians 4:17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which you have received …

1 Timothy 4:16 Take heed to yourself, and to the doctrine; continue in them: for …

Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any …

all.

Acts 20:29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter …

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 …

Isaiah 63:11 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying…

Jeremiah 13:17,20 But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places …

Jeremiah 31:10 Hear the word of the LORD, O you nations, and declare it in the isles …

Ezekiel 34:31 And you my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your …

Micah 7:14 Feed your people with your rod, the flock of your heritage, which …

Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to …

1 Peter 5:2,3 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, …

over.

Acts 13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said…

Acts 14:23 And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed …

1 Corinthians 12:8-11,28-31 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another …

1 Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in you, which was given you by prophecy, …

overseers.

Philippians 1:1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints …

1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, …

1 Timothy 5:17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, …

Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, …

Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for …

1 Peter 2:25 For you were as sheep going astray; but are now returned to the Shepherd …

Greek. to feed.

Psalm 78:70-72 He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds…

Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

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

Jeremiah 3:15 And I will give you pastors according to my heart, which shall feed …

Ezekiel 34:3 You eat the fat, and you clothe you with the wool, you kill them …

Micah 5:4 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty …

Micah 7:14 Feed your people with your rod, the flock of your heritage, which …

Zechariah 11:4 Thus said the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter;

Matthew 2:6 And you Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, are not the least among the …

John 21:15-17 So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of …

1 Peter 5:2,3 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, …

the church.

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified …

1 Corinthians 10:32 Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor …

1 Corinthians 11:22 What? have you not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise you …

1 Corinthians 15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called …

Galatians 1:13 For you have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, …

1 Timothy 3:5,15,16 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take …

which he.

Psalm 74:2 Remember your congregation, which you have purchased of old; the …

Isaiah 53:10-12 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when …

Ephesians 1:7,14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of …

Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Hebrews 9:12-14 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he …

1 Peter 1:18,19 For as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible …

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, …

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, …

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