Acts 20:29
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New International Version
I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.

New Living Translation
I know that false teachers, like vicious wolves, will come in among you after I leave, not sparing the flock.

English Standard Version
I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;

Berean Study Bible
I know that after my departure, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.

Berean Literal Bible
I know that after my departure, grievous wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock,

New American Standard Bible
"I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;

King James Bible
For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.

International Standard Version
I know that when I'm gone, savage wolves will come among you and not spare the flock.

NET Bible
I know that after I am gone fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For I know that after I go, powerful wolves will enter with you that will not spare the flock.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I know that fierce wolves will come to you after I leave, and they won't spare the flock.

New American Standard 1977
“I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I know this, that after my departing, grievous wolves shall enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

King James 2000 Bible
For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

American King James Version
For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

American Standard Version
I know that after my departing grievous wolves shall enter in among you, not sparing the flock;

Douay-Rheims Bible
I know that, after my departure, ravening wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

Darby Bible Translation
[For] I know [this,] that there will come in amongst you after my departure grievous wolves, not sparing the flock;

English Revised Version
I know that after my departing grievous wolves shall enter in among you, not sparing the flock;

Webster's Bible Translation
For I know this, that after my departure grievous wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

Weymouth New Testament
I know that, when I am gone, cruel wolves will come among you and will not spare the flock;

World English Bible
For I know that after my departure, vicious wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

Young's Literal Translation
for I have known this, that there shall enter in, after my departing, grievous wolves unto you, not sparing the flock,
Study Bible
Paul's Farewell to the Ephesians
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. 30Even from your own number, men will rise up and distort the truth to draw away disciples after them.…
Word Study

I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

To know, remember, appreciate.

Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

(a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

departure,
aphixin (N-AFS)
Arrival, departure. From aphikneomai; properly, arrival, i.e. departure.

Heavy, weighty, burdensome, lit. and met; violent, oppressive. From the same as baros; weighty, i.e. burdensome, grave.

A wolf, of perhaps a jackal; often applied to persons of wolfish proclivities. Perhaps akin to the base of leukos; a wolf.

To go in, come in, enter. From eis and erchomai; to enter.

A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

To spare, abstain, forbear. Of uncertain affinity; to be chary of, i.e. to abstain or to treat leniently.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

A little flock. Neuter of a presumed derivative of poimne; a flock, i.e. group.

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.
Cross References
Ezekiel 22:27
"Her princes within her are like wolves tearing the prey, by shedding blood and destroying lives in order to get dishonest gain.

Ezekiel 34:8
"As I live," declares the Lord GOD, "surely because My flock has become a prey, My flock has even become food for all the beasts of the field for lack of a shepherd, and My shepherds did not search for My flock, but rather the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock;

Daniel 11:34
"Now when they fall they will be granted a little help, and many will join with them in hypocrisy.

Matthew 7:15
Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.

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."

Acts 20:28
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.

1 Peter 5:2
Be shepherds of God's flock that is among you, watching over them not out of compulsion, but because it is God's will; not out of greed, but out of eagerness;

Jude 1:18
when they said to you, "In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow after their own ungodly desires."
Treasury of Scripture

For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

wolves.

Zephaniah 3:3 Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening …

Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, …

Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the middle of wolves: be you …

Luke 10:3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.

John 10:12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep …

2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there …

not.

Jeremiah 13:20 Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come from the north: where …

Jeremiah 23:1 Woe be to the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! …

Ezekiel 34:2,3 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and …

Zechariah 11:17 Woe to the idol shepherd that leaves the flock! the sword shall be …

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