Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

Do not act as dictators over the people you are assigned to care for, but [rather] serve as examples of how they ought to live.

New American Standard Bible

nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

Do not lord it over the people entrusted to you, but be examples to the flock.

A Conservative Version

nor as domineering over the lots, but becoming examples of the flock.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

not lording it over those assigned to your care [do not be arrogant or overbearing], but be examples [of Christian living] to the flock [set a pattern of integrity for your congregation].

Anderson New Testament

neither as being lords over God's possessions, but being examples to the flock.

Bible in Basic English

Not as lords over God's heritage, but making yourselves examples to the flock.

Common New Testament

not as lording it over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.

Daniel Mace New Testament

not to domineer over the laity, but to be examples for their imitation;

Darby Translation

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

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

neither as lording it over the heritage of God, but, being patterns to the flock:

Godbey New Testament

Not as domineering over the heritages, but having become examples of the flock:

Goodspeed New Testament

and not as tyrannizing over those in your charge but proving models for the flock;

John Wesley New Testament

Neither as lording over the heritage, but being examples to the flock.

Julia Smith Translation

Neither as ruling over the portions obtained by lot, but being types of the flock.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

and not as lording it over {those under your care}, but being examples for the flock.

Modern King James verseion

nor as lording it over those allotted to you by God, but becoming examples to the flock.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Not as though ye were lords over the parishes: but that ye be an example to the flock.

Moffatt New Testament

not by way of lording it over your charges but proving a pattern to the flock.

Montgomery New Testament

not by way of lording it over your heritage, but by becoming examples to the flock.

NET Bible

And do not lord it over those entrusted to you, but be examples to the flock.

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

not as lording it over your allotted charge, but being examples to the flock;

Sawyer New Testament

not as having a lordship over God's inheritance but being examples to the flock;

The Emphasized Bible

Nor yet as lording it over the allotted portions, but becoming, ensamples, to the beloved flock;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

not as domineering over your allotted congregations, but as being examples of the flock.

Twentieth Century New Testament

not as lords of your charges, but as examples to your flock.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

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

Williams New Testament

and not as domineering over those in your charge but proving yourselves models for the flock to imitate;

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

neither as lording it over the allotted charges, but becoming examples to the flock;

Worsley New Testament

nor as lording it over the people, but being examples to the flock.

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
μηδέ 
mede 
neither, nor, not, nor yet, not once, no not, not so much as
Usage: 31

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

κατακυριεύω 
Katakurieuo 
Usage: 2

κλῆρος 
Kleros 
Usage: 12

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

τύπος 
Tupos 
Usage: 16

References

Context Readings

Leadership And Humility

2 You should serve as shepherds of God's flock [i.e., the church], among whom you minister, providing careful oversight [of the people], not because you feel forced to, but because you want to, as this is in accordance with the way God wants it to be. Do not [serve as elders] simply out of a desire for the income you receive, but because your heart is in it. 3 Do not act as dictators over the people you are assigned to care for, but [rather] serve as examples of how they ought to live. 4 And when the Supreme Shepherd [i.e., Jesus] comes back, you will receive [for your effort] a glorious crown [of reward] that will never fade away [Note: The idea of "fading away" is suggested by the laurel wreath bestowed on the winner of an athletic contest].


Cross References

Philippians 3:17

Brothers, you people should join together in imitating me, and take note of those who are following my example.

2 Thessalonians 3:9

[We did this], not because we did not have a right [to support], but so we could become an example for you to imitate.

1 Timothy 4:12

Do not allow anyone to look down on you because you are [so] young, but you should be an example to those who believe [in Christ] in your speech, in your conduct, in your love, in your faith [and] in your purity.

Titus 2:7

In everything [you do], you should show that you are a [proper] example of doing good deeds. In your teaching show integrity, dignity,

2 Corinthians 1:24

For we do not have [the right to] rule over your faith [i.e., to dictate concerning your personal relationship with God], but we want to work with you for your happiness. For you are [already] standing firm in your faith. [Note: This whole narrative alludes to some unresolved problems still existing there in Corinth].

2 Corinthians 1:24

For we do not have [the right to] rule over your faith [i.e., to dictate concerning your personal relationship with God], but we want to work with you for your happiness. For you are [already] standing firm in your faith. [Note: This whole narrative alludes to some unresolved problems still existing there in Corinth].

2 Corinthians 1:24

For we do not have [the right to] rule over your faith [i.e., to dictate concerning your personal relationship with God], but we want to work with you for your happiness. For you are [already] standing firm in your faith. [Note: This whole narrative alludes to some unresolved problems still existing there in Corinth].

2 Corinthians 1:24

For we do not have [the right to] rule over your faith [i.e., to dictate concerning your personal relationship with God], but we want to work with you for your happiness. For you are [already] standing firm in your faith. [Note: This whole narrative alludes to some unresolved problems still existing there in Corinth].

2 Corinthians 1:24

For we do not have [the right to] rule over your faith [i.e., to dictate concerning your personal relationship with God], but we want to work with you for your happiness. For you are [already] standing firm in your faith. [Note: This whole narrative alludes to some unresolved problems still existing there in Corinth].

Matthew 20:25-26

Then Jesus called all the apostles to Him and said, "You are aware that rulers among the [unconverted] Gentiles lord it over their own people and their important men domineer over them [as well].

Matthew 23:8-10

But you should not assume the title 'Rabbi,' for [only] one is your teacher [i.e., Jesus Himself] and all of you are [simply] brothers.

Mark 10:42-45

Jesus called them [i.e., probably all twelve apostles] to Him and said, "You are aware that those who are regarded as rulers among the [unconverted] Gentiles lord it over their own people, and their important men domineer over them [as well].

Luke 22:24-27

Then a dispute arose among the apostles as to which one of them should be considered the greatest.

Acts 20:28

So, pay close attention to your [own] lives, and to all [members] of the flock [i.e., the congregation] of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers [i.e., elders, shepherds or pastors]. Provide [spiritual] food for the church of the Lord which He purchased by [shedding] His own blood.

1 Corinthians 3:5

After all, who is Apollos? And who is Paul? They are [only] servants through whom you believed [in Christ], with each one doing what the Lord gave him to do.

1 Corinthians 3:9

For we are all fellow-workers in God's service; you people are God's farm land; [you are] God's building.

1 Corinthians 11:11

Nevertheless, in [the fellowship of] the Lord, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. [See Gal. 3:28].

2 Corinthians 4:5

For we do not preach ourselves, but [we preach] Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus' sake.

Philippians 4:9

You people should do those things which you have learned and received and heard from me, and seen in me, and [then] the God [who gives] peace will be with you.

1 Thessalonians 1:5-6

for our Gospel came to you, not merely in words, but also in power, in [a demonstration of] the Holy Spirit [See I Cor. 2:4] and with ["our" or "your"] deep conviction [of its truth]. You people know what kind of men we were while living among you for your benefit.

1 Peter 2:9

But you people are especially chosen [by God]; you are a royal body of priests; you are a nation especially set apart for God's use; you are a people who belong exclusively to God, that you may express the virtues of the One who called you out of darkness [i.e., of sin and error], and into His marvelous light [i.e., righteousness and truth].

3 John 1:9-10

I wrote a letter to the church [there], but Diotrephes, who loves to be first [in importance] among the members [of the body there], does not receive us [i.e., he did not listen to or acknowledge the authority of us apostles].

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