1 Peter 5:3
Good News Translation
Do not try to rule over those who have been put in your care, but be examples to the flock.

Contemporary English Version
Don't be bossy to those people who are in your care, but set an example for them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither as lording it over the clergy but being made a pattern of the flock from the heart.

New American Bible
Do not lord it over those assigned to you, but be examples to the flock.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Neither as lording it over the clergy but being made a pattern of the flock from the heart.

as.

Ezekiel 34:4 The weak you have not strengthened, and that which was sick you have not healed, that which was broken you have not bound up, and that which was driven away you have not brought again, neither have you sought that which was lost: but you ruled over them with rigour, and with a high hand.

Matthew 20:25,26 But Jesus called them to him and said: You know that the princes of the Gentiles lord it over them; and that they that are the greater, exercise power upon them. . . .

Matthew 23:8-10 But be not you called Rabbi. For one is your master: and all you are brethren. . . .

Mark 10:42-45 But Jesus calling them, saith to them: You know that they who seem to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them: and their princes have power over them. . . .

Luke 22:24-27 And there was also a strife amongst them, which of them should seem to be the greater. . . .

1 Corinthians 3:5,9 The ministers of him whom you have believed: and to every one as the Lord hath given. . . .

2 Corinthians 1:24 0

2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Jesus Christ our Lord: and ourselves your servants through Jesus.

3 John 1:9,10 I had written perhaps to the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, doth not receive us. . . .

being lords over.

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people: that you may declare his virtues, who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

Deuteronomy 32:9 But the Lord's portion is his people: Jacob the lot of his inheritance.

Psalm 33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord: the people whom he hath chosen for his inheritance.

Psalm 74:2 Remember thy congregation, which thou hast possessed from the beginning. The sceptre of thy inheritance which thou hast redeemed: mount Sion in which thou hast dwelt.

Micah 7:14 Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thy inheritance, them that dwell alone in the forest, in the midst of Carmel: they shall feed in Basan and Galaad, according to the days of old.

Acts 20:28 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.

but.

1 Corinthians 11:11 But yet neither is the man without the woman, nor the woman without the man, in the Lord.

Philippians 3:17 Be ye followers of me, brethren: and observe them who walk so as you have our model.

Philippians 4:9 The things which you have both learned and received and heard and seen in me, these do ye: and the God of peace shall be with you.

1 Thessalonians 1:5,6 For our gospel hath not been unto you in word only, but in power also: and in the Holy Ghost and in much fulness, as you know what manner of men we have been among you for your sakes. . . .

2 Thessalonians 3:9 Not as if we had not power: but that we might give ourselves a pattern unto you, to imitate us.

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise thy youth: but be thou an example of the faithful, in word, in conversation, in charity, in faith, in chastity.

Titus 2:7 In all things shew thyself an example of good works, in doctrine, in integrity, in gravity,

Context
Instructions to Elders
2Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking care of it, not by constraint but willingly, according to God: not for filthy lucre's sake but voluntarily: 3Neither as lording it over the clergy but being made a pattern of the flock from the heart. 4And when the prince of pastors shall appear, you shall receive a never fading crown of glory.…
Cross References
Numbers 18:7
But thou and thy sons look ye to the priesthood: and all things that pertain to the service of the altar, and that are within the veil, shall be executed by the priests. If any stranger shall approach, he shall be slain.

Ezekiel 34:4
The weak you have not strengthened, and that which was sick you have not healed, that which was broken you have not bound up, and that which was driven away you have not brought again, neither have you sought that which was lost: but you ruled over them with rigour, and with a high hand.

Matthew 20:25
But Jesus called them to him and said: You know that the princes of the Gentiles lord it over them; and that they that are the greater, exercise power upon them.

John 13:15
For I have given you an example, that as I have done to you, so you do also.

2 Corinthians 1:24


Philippians 3:17
Be ye followers of me, brethren: and observe them who walk so as you have our model.

1 Thessalonians 1:7
So that you were made a pattern to all that believe in Macedonia and in Achaia.

2 Thessalonians 3:9
Not as if we had not power: but that we might give ourselves a pattern unto you, to imitate us.

1 Timothy 4:12
Let no man despise thy youth: but be thou an example of the faithful, in word, in conversation, in charity, in faith, in chastity.

Titus 2:7
In all things shew thyself an example of good works, in doctrine, in integrity, in gravity,

Additional Translations
not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.

not as exercising lordship over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.

Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

neither as lording it over the charge allotted to you, but making yourselves ensamples to the flock.

not as lording it over your possessions, but being models for the flock.

neither as lording it over the charge allotted to you, but making yourselves ensamples to the flock.

Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being examples to the flock.

not lording it over your Churches but proving yourselves patterns for the flock to imitate.

neither as lording it over those entrusted to you, but making yourselves examples to the flock.

neither as exercising lordship over the heritages, but patterns becoming of the flock,
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