Parallel Verses

Darby 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.

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 Version

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 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.

A Conservative Version

Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit placed you guardians, to tend the church of the Lord and God, which he purchased by 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.

Amplified

Take care and be on guard for yourselves and the whole flock over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you bishops and guardians, to shepherd (tend and feed and guide) the church of the Lord or of God which He obtained for Himself [buying it and saving it for Himself] with His own blood.

An Understandable Version

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.

Anderson New Testament

Therefore, take heed to yourselves, and to all the flock over which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, that you be shepherds to the church of God, which he has purchased with his own blood.

Bible in Basic English

Give attention to yourselves, and to all the flock which the Holy Spirit has given into your care, to give food to the church of God, for which he gave his blood.

Common New Testament

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 the blood of his Own.

Daniel Mace New Testament

be therefore upon your guard to secure your selves, and the whole flock over which the holy spirit has made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he has purchased with his own blood.

Godbey New Testament

Take heed to yourselves, and all the flock, over which the Holy Ghost has placed you shepherds, to shepherdise the church of God, which He bought with His own blood.

Goodspeed New Testament

Take care of yourselves and of the whole flock, of which the holy Spirit has made you guardians, and be shepherds of the church of God, which he got at the cost of his own life.

John Wesley New Testament

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Take heed therefore unto yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has placed you as bishops to feed the congregation of God, which he has purchased with his own blood.

Julia Smith Translation

Attend therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit set you inspectors, to feed the church of God, which he acquired by his own blood.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock among which the Holy Spirit has appointed you [as] overseers, to shepherd the church of God which he obtained through the blood of his own [Son].

Modern King James verseion

Therefore take heed to yourselves, and to all the flock in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to feed the church of God which He has purchased with His own blood.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, whereof the holy ghost hath made you overseers: to rule the congregation of God, which he hath purchased with his blood.

Moffatt New Testament

Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock of which the holy Spirit has appointed you guardians; shepherd the church of the Lord which he has purchased with his own blood.

Montgomery New Testament

Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has appointed you overseers, and be shepherds of the church of God which he has purchased 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.

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

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

Sawyer New Testament

Take heed to yourselves, therefore, and to all the flock in which the Holy Spirit has made you bishops, to feed the church of the Lord which he has purchased with his blood.

The Emphasized Bible

Be taking heed unto yourselves, and unto all the little flock in which the Holy Spirit hath set, you, as overseers, - to be shepherding the assembly of God which he hath acquired through means of the blood of his own.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

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

Twentieth Century New Testament

Be watchful over yourselves, and over the whole flock, of which the Holy Spirit has placed you in charge, to shepherd the Church of God, which he won for himself at the cost of his life.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

Take care of yourselves and of the whole flock, of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, so as to continue to be shepherds of the church of God, which He 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.

Worrell New Testament

Take heed to yourselves, and to all the flock in which the Holy Spirit appointed you overseers, to shepherd the assembly of God, which He purchased with His own blood.

Worsley New Testament

Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the holy Spirit hath appointed you bishops, to feed the church of God, which He purchased with his own blood.

Youngs 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,

Themes

Atonement » Made by jesus » Redemption by

The atonement » Redemption by

Bishop » An overseer, a supervisor

solemn Charges » Paul to the ephesian elders

Jesus Christ, Deity Of » His blood is called the blood of God

Christian ministers » Say good-bye to the congregation

Christian ministers » Overseers

Church » For other leaders » Precious

Church » Body of Christ » Precious

Church » Ministers commanded to feed

Church » Church of God

The church » Purchased by the blood of Christ

The church » Ministers commanded to feed

Elder » In the Christian church

Ephesus » Paul visits and preaches in

the personality of Holy Spirit » He appoints and commissions ministers

Jesus Christ » Shepherd, jesus the true » He laid down his life for

Jesus Christ » Divinity of » His blood is called the blood of God

Leaders » Preaching » As shepherds to feed the flock

Leaders » Solemn charges given » Paul to the ephesian elders

Miletus » And sends to ephesus for the elders of the congregation, and addresses them at

Ministers » Work of preaching » As shepherds to feed the flock

Ministers » Remuneration of » Shepherds

Ministers » Are bound, to » Feed the church

Missionary journeys » Ac 13-14 » Third - with timothy and others

Names » Of ministers » Overseers

Paul » Going » Jerusalem

Paul's » First - with barnabas and john mark ac 13-14 » Third - with timothy and others

Redemption » Is by the blood of Christ

Religious » Support of unfaithful » As shepherds to feed the flock

Religious » Solemn charges given » Paul to the ephesian elders

Titles and names of ministers » Overseers

Titles and names of the church » Church of God

God, Trinity » Each person in, described as » Supplying ministers to the church

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
προσέχω 
Prosecho 
Usage: 15

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

to all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

the flock
ποίμνιον 
Poimnion 
Usage: 4

ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

the which
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

the Holy
G40
ἅγιος 
Hagios 
Usage: 209

πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

τίθημι 
Tithemi 
Usage: 71

you
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

ἐπίσκοπος 
Episkopos 
Usage: 5

to feed
ποιμαίνω 
Poimaino 
Usage: 8

the church
ἐκκλησία 
Ekklesia 
Usage: 93

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

περιποιέομαι 
Peripoieomai 
Usage: 2

with
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

ἴδιος 
Idios 
Usage: 96

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Acts 20:28

Images Acts 20:28

Prayers for Acts 20:28

Context Readings

Paul's Farewell To The Ephesian Elders

27 for I have not shrunk from announcing to you all the counsel of God. 28 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. 29 For I know this, that there will come in amongst you after my departure grievous wolves, not sparing the flock;


Cross References

1 Corinthians 10:32

Give no occasion to stumbling, whether to Jews, or Greeks, or the assembly of God.

Isaiah 40:11

He will feed his flock like a shepherd: he will gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom; he will gently lead those that give suck.

Micah 7:14

Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine inheritance, dwelling alone in the forest, in the midst of Carmel: let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.

Luke 12:32

Fear not, little flock, for it has been the good pleasure of your Father to give you the kingdom.

Acts 13:2

And as they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me now Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.

Acts 20:29

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

Ephesians 1:7

in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of offences, according to the riches of his grace;

Philippians 1:1

Paul and Timotheus, bondmen of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the overseers and ministers;

1 Timothy 3:2

The overseer then must be irreproachable, husband of one wife, sober, discreet, decorous, hospitable, apt to teach;

1 Peter 5:2-3

shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising oversight, not by necessity, but willingly; not for base gain, but readily;

Revelation 5:9

And they sing a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open its seals; because thou hast been slain, and hast redeemed to God, by thy blood, out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation,

John 21:15-17

When therefore they had dined, Jesus says to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He says to him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I am attached to thee. He says to him, Feed my lambs.

Acts 14:23

And having chosen them elders in each assembly, having prayed with fastings, they committed them to the Lord, on whom they had believed.

1 Corinthians 1:2

to the assembly of God which is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called saints, with all that in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both theirs and ours:

1 Corinthians 12:8-11

For to one, by the Spirit, is given the word of wisdom; and to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;

1 Corinthians 15:9

For I am the least of the apostles, who am not fit to be called apostle, because I have persecuted the assembly of God.

Ephesians 1:14

who is the earnest of our inheritance to the redemption of the acquired possession to the praise of his glory.

1 Timothy 3:15-16

but if I delay, in order that thou mayest know how one ought to conduct oneself in God's house, which is the assembly of the living God, the pillar and base of the truth.

1 Timothy 4:16

Give heed to thyself and to the teaching; continue in them; for, doing this, thou shalt save both thyself and those that hear thee.

1 Timothy 5:17

Let the elders who take the lead among the saints well be esteemed worthy of double honour, specially those labouring in word and teaching;

Titus 1:7

For the overseer must be free from all charge against him as God's steward; not headstrong, not passionate, not disorderly through wine, not a striker, not seeking gain by base means;

Hebrews 13:17

Obey your leaders, and be submissive; for they watch over your souls as those that shall give account; that they may do this with joy, and not groaning, for this would be unprofitable for you.

1 Peter 1:18-19

knowing that ye have been redeemed, not by corruptible things, as silver or gold, from your vain conversation handed down from your fathers,

1 Peter 2:9

But ye are a chosen race, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession, that ye might set forth the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness to his wonderful light;

2 Chronicles 19:6-7

And he said to the judges, Take heed what ye do; for ye judge not for man, but for Jehovah, who will be with you in the matter of judgment.

Psalm 74:2

Remember thine assembly, which thou hast purchased of old, which thou hast redeemed to be the portion of thine inheritance, this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.

Psalm 78:70-72

And he chose David his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:

Proverbs 10:21

The lips of a righteous man feed many; but fools die for want of understanding.

Song of Songs 1:7-8

Tell me, thou whom my soul loveth, Where thou feedest thy flock, Where thou makest it to rest at noon; For why should I be as one veiled Beside the flocks of thy companions?

Isaiah 53:10-12

Yet it pleased Jehovah to bruise him; he hath subjected him to suffering. When thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see a seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of Jehovah shall prosper in his hand.

Isaiah 63:11

But he remembered the days of old, Moses and his people: Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherds of his flock? Where is he that put his holy Spirit within him,

Jeremiah 3:15

And I will give you shepherds according to my heart, and they shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

Jeremiah 13:17

And if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because Jehovah's flock is gone into captivity.

Jeremiah 13:20

Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come from the north. Where is the flock that was given thee, thy beautiful flock?

Jeremiah 31:10

Hear the word of Jehovah, ye nations, and declare it to the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd his flock.

Ezekiel 34:3

Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool; ye kill them that are fattened: but ye feed not the flock.

Ezekiel 34:31

And ye, my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men: I am your God, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Micah 5:4

And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of Jehovah, in the majesty of the name of Jehovah his God. And they shall abide; for now shall he be great even unto the ends of the earth.

Zechariah 11:4

Thus saith Jehovah my God: Feed the flock of slaughter,

Matthew 2:6

And thou Bethlehem, land of Juda, art in no wise the least among the governors of Juda; for out of thee shall go forth a leader who shall shepherd my people Israel.

Matthew 16:18

And I also, I say unto thee that thou art Peter, and on this rock I will build my assembly, and hades' gates shall not prevail against it.

Mark 13:9

But ye, take heed to yourselves, for they shall deliver you up to sanhedrims and to synagogues: ye shall be beaten and brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them;

Luke 21:34

But take heed to yourselves lest possibly your hearts be laden with surfeiting and drinking and cares of life, and that day come upon you suddenly unawares;

Acts 20:17

But from Miletus having sent to Ephesus, he called over to him the elders of the assembly.

1 Corinthians 9:26-27

I therefore thus run, as not uncertainly; so I combat, as not beating the air.

1 Corinthians 11:22

Have ye not then houses for eating and drinking? or do ye despise the assembly of God, and put to shame them who have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you? In this point I do not praise.

1 Corinthians 12:28-31

And God has set certain in the assembly: first, apostles; secondly, prophets; thirdly, teachers; then miraculous powers; then gifts of healings; helps; governments; kinds of tongues.

Galatians 1:13

For ye have heard what was my conversation formerly in Judaism, that I excessively persecuted the assembly of God, and ravaged it;

Ephesians 4:11

and he has given some apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists, and some shepherds and teachers,

Colossians 1:14

in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins;

Colossians 4:17

And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, to the end that thou fulfil it.

1 Timothy 3:5

(but if one does not know how to conduct his own house, how shall he take care of the assembly of God?)

1 Timothy 4:14

Be not negligent of the gift that is in thee, which has been given to thee through prophecy, with imposition of the hands of the elderhood.

Hebrews 9:12-14

nor by blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood, has entered in once for all into the holy of holies, having found an eternal redemption.

Hebrews 12:15

watching lest there be any one who lacks the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and many be defiled by it;

1 Peter 2:25

For ye were going astray as sheep, but have now returned to the shepherd and overseer of your souls.

1 John 1:7

But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin.

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