English Standard Version
For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer 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.
Darby Bible Translation
For ye were going astray as sheep, but have now returned to the shepherd and overseer 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.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
For ye were as sheep going astray (ἦτε γὰρ ὡς πρόβατα πλανώμενοι);
i.e., as commonly understood, ye were like straying sheep. But the ye were should be construed with the participle going astray, the verb and the participle together denoting habitual action or condition. Render, as Rev., ye were going astray like sheep. See on Mark 12:24.
See on 1 Peter 2:12.
LibraryThe Jewish Rebellions
1 PETER ii. 11. Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul. I think that you will understand the text, and indeed the whole of St. Peter's first Epistle, better, if I explain to you somewhat the state of the Eastern countries of the world in St. Peter's time. The Romans, a short time before St. Peter was born, had conquered all the nations round them, and brought them under law and regular government. St. Peter now tells those …
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons
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A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
And like a hunted gazelle, or like sheep with none to gather them, each will turn to his own people, and each will flee to his own land.
But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned--every one--to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
My sheep were scattered; they wandered over all the mountains and on every high hill. My sheep were scattered over all the face of the earth, with none to search or seek for them.
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.
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