Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 did not shrink back from declaring to you the whole plan of God. 28 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. 29 I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 10:32

Give no offense to the Jews or the Greeks or the church of God,

Isaiah 40:11

He protects His flock like a shepherd;
He gathers the lambs in His arms
and carries them in the fold of His garment.
He gently leads those that are nursing.

Micah 7:14

Shepherd Your people with Your staff,
the flock that is Your possession.
They live alone in a woodland
surrounded by pastures.
Let them graze in Bashan and Gilead
as in ancient times.

Luke 12:32

Don’t be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights to give you the kingdom.

Acts 13:2

As they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work I have called them to.”

Acts 20:29

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

Ephesians 1:7

We have redemption in Him through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace

Philippians 1:1

Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus:To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, including the overseers and deacons.

1 Timothy 3:2

An overseer, therefore, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher,

1 Peter 5:2-3

Shepherd God’s flock among you, not overseeing out of compulsion but freely, according to God’s will; not for the money but eagerly;

Revelation 5:9

And they sang a new song:You are worthy to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
because You were slaughtered,
and You redeemed people
for God by Your blood
from every tribe and language
and people and nation.

John 21:15-17

When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?”“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Feed My lambs,” He told him.

Acts 14:23

When they had appointed elders in every church and prayed with fasting, they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.

1 Corinthians 1:2

To God’s church at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus and called as saints, with all those in every place who call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord—both their Lord and ours.

1 Corinthians 12:8-11

to one is given a message of wisdom
through the Spirit,
to another, a message of knowledge
by the same Spirit,

1 Corinthians 15:9

For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Ephesians 1:14

He is the down payment of our inheritance, for the redemption of the possession, to the praise of His glory.

1 Timothy 3:15-16

But if I should be delayed, I have written so that you will know how people ought to act in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.

1 Timothy 4:16

Pay close attention to your life and your teaching; persevere in these things, for by doing this you will save both yourself and your hearers.

1 Timothy 5:17

The elders who are good leaders should be considered worthy of an ample honorarium, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.

Titus 1:7

For an overseer, as God’s administrator, must be blameless, not arrogant, not hot-tempered, not addicted to wine, not a bully, not greedy for money,

Hebrews 13:17

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account, so that they can do this with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.

1 Peter 1:18-19

For you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life inherited from the fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold,

1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen race,a royal priesthood,
a holy nation,a people for His possession,
so that you may proclaim the praises
of the One who called you out of darkness
into His marvelous light.

2 Chronicles 19:6-7

Then he said to the judges, “Consider what you are doing, for you do not judge for man, but for the Lord, who is with you in the matter of judgment.

Psalm 74:2

Remember Your congregation,
which You purchased long ago
and redeemed as the tribe for Your own possession.
Remember Mount Zion where You dwell.

Psalm 78:70-72

He chose David His servant
and took him from the sheepfolds;

Proverbs 10:21

The lips of the righteous feed many,
but fools die for lack of sense.

Song of Songs 1:7-8

Tell me, you, the one I love:
Where do you pasture your sheep?
Where do you let them rest at noon?
Why should I be like one who veils herself
beside the flocks of your companions?

Isaiah 53:10-12

Yet the Lord was pleased to crush Him severely.
When You make Him a restitution offering,
He will see His seed, He will prolong His days,
and by His hand, the Lord’s pleasure will be accomplished.

Isaiah 63:11

Then He remembered the days of the past,
the days of Moses and his people.
Where is He who brought them out of the sea
with the shepherds of His flock?
Where is He who put His Holy Spirit among the flock?

Jeremiah 3:15

I will give you shepherds who are loyal to Me, and they will shepherd you with knowledge and skill.

Jeremiah 13:17

But if you will not listen,
my innermost being will weep in secret
because of your pride.
My eyes will overflow with tears,
for the Lord’s flock has been taken captive.

Jeremiah 13:20

Look up and see
those coming from the north.
Where is the flock entrusted to you,
the sheep that were your pride?

Jeremiah 31:10

Nations, hear the word of the Lord,
and tell it among the far off coastlands!
Say: The One who scattered Israel will gather him.
He will watch over him as a shepherd guards his flock,

Ezekiel 34:3

You eat the fat, wear the wool, and butcher the fattened animals, but you do not tend the flock.

Ezekiel 34:31

“You are My flock, the human flock of My pasture, and I am your God.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.

Micah 5:4

He will stand and shepherd them
in the strength of Yahweh,
in the majestic name of Yahweh His God.
They will live securely,
for then His greatness will extend
to the ends of the earth.

Zechariah 11:4

Yahweh my God says this: “Shepherd the flock intended for slaughter.

Matthew 2:6

And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the leaders of Judah:
because out of you will come a leader
who will shepherd My people Israel.

Matthew 16:18

And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the forces of Hades will not overpower it.

Mark 13:9

“But you, be on your guard! They will hand you over to sanhedrins,and you will be flogged in the synagogues. You will stand before governors and kings because of Me, as a witness to them.

Luke 21:34

“Be on your guard, so that your minds are not dulled from carousing, drunkenness, and worries of life, or that day will come on you unexpectedly

Acts 20:17

Now from Miletus, he sent to Ephesus and called for the elders of the church.

1 Corinthians 9:26-27

Therefore I do not run like one who runs aimlessly or box like one beating the air.

1 Corinthians 11:22

Don’t you have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you look down on the church of God and embarrass those who have nothing? What should I say to you? Should I praise you? I do not praise you for this!

1 Corinthians 12:28-31

And God has placed these in the church:first apostles, second prophets,
third teachers, next miracles,
then gifts of healing, helping,
managing, various kinds of languages.

Galatians 1:13

For you have heard about my former way of life in Judaism: I persecuted God’s church to an extreme degree and tried to destroy it.

Ephesians 4:11

And He personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,

Colossians 1:14

We have redemption, the forgiveness of sins, in Him.

Colossians 4:17

And tell Archippus, “Pay attention to the ministry you have received in the Lord, so that you can accomplish it.”

1 Timothy 3:5

(If anyone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of God’s church?)

1 Timothy 4:14

Do not neglect the gift that is in you; it was given to you through prophecy, with the laying on of hands by the council of elders.

Hebrews 9:12-14

He entered the most holy place once for all, not by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption.

Hebrews 12:15

Make sure that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness springs up, causing trouble and by it, defiling many.

1 Peter 2:25

For you were like sheep going astray,
but you have now returned
to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.

1 John 1:7

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

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