Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 didn't shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God. 28 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. 29 For I know that after my departure, vicious wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 10:32

Give no occasions for stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the assembly of God;

Isaiah 40:11

He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will gather the lambs in his arm, and carry them in his bosom. He will gently lead those who have their young.

Micah 7:14

Shepherd your people with your staff, the flock of your heritage, who dwell by themselves in a forest, in the midst of fertile pasture land, let them feed; in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.

Luke 12:32

Don't be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.

Acts 13:2

As they served the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, "Separate Barnabas and Saul for me, for the work to which I have called them."

Acts 20:29

For I know that after my departure, vicious wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

Ephesians 1:7

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

Philippians 1:1

Paul and Timothy, servants of Jesus Christ; To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and servants:

1 Timothy 3:2

The overseer therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, modest, hospitable, good at teaching;

1 Peter 5:2-3

Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising the oversight, not under compulsion, but voluntarily, not for dishonest gain, but willingly;

Revelation 5:9

They sang a new song, saying, "You are worthy to take the book, and to open its seals: for you were killed, and bought us for God with your blood, out of every tribe, language, people, and nation,

John 21:15-17

So when they had eaten their breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I have affection for you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs."

Acts 14:23

When they had appointed elders for them in every assembly, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they had believed.

1 Corinthians 1:2

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

1 Corinthians 12:8-11

For to one is given through the Spirit 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 is not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the assembly of God.

Ephesians 1:14

who is a pledge of our inheritance, to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of his glory.

1 Timothy 3:15-16

but if I wait long, that you may know how men ought to behave themselves in the house of God, which is the assembly of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

1 Timothy 4:16

Pay attention to yourself, and to your teaching. Continue in these things, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.

1 Timothy 5:17

Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching.

Titus 1:7

For the overseer must be blameless, as God's steward; not self-pleasing, not easily angered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for dishonest gain;

Hebrews 13:17

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they watch on behalf of your souls, as those who will give account, that they may do this with joy, and not with groaning, for that would be unprofitable for you.

1 Peter 1:18-19

knowing that you were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from the useless way of life handed down from your fathers,

1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

2 Chronicles 19:6-7

and said to the judges, "Consider what you do: for you don't judge for man, but for Yahweh; and [he is] with you in the judgment.

Psalm 74:2

Remember your congregation, which you purchased of old, which you have redeemed to be the tribe of your inheritance; Mount Zion, in which you have lived.

Psalm 78:70-72

He also chose David his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds;

Proverbs 10:21

The lips of the righteous feed many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding.

Song of Songs 1:7-8

Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where you graze your flock, where you rest them at noon; For why should I be as one who is veiled beside the flocks of your companions? Lover

Isaiah 53:10-12

Yet it pleased Yahweh to bruise him. He has caused him to suffer. When you make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed. He shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of Yahweh shall prosper in his hand.

Isaiah 63:11

Then he remembered the days of old, Moses [and] his people, [saying], Where is he who brought them up out of the sea with the shepherds of his flock? where is he who put his holy Spirit in the midst of them?

Jeremiah 3:15

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

Jeremiah 13:17

But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret for [your] pride; and my eye shall weep bitterly, and run down with tears, because Yahweh's flock is taken captive.

Jeremiah 13:20

Lift up your eyes, and see those who come from the north: where is the flock that was given you, your beautiful flock?

Jeremiah 31:10

Hear the word of Yahweh, you nations, and declare it in the islands afar off; and say, He who scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as shepherd does his flock.

Ezekiel 34:3

You eat the fat, and you clothe yourself with the wool, you kill the fatlings; but you don't feed the sheep.

Ezekiel 34:31

You my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, says the Lord Yahweh.

Micah 5:4

He shall stand, and shall shepherd in the strength of Yahweh, in the majesty of the name of Yahweh his God: and they will live, for then he will be great to the ends of the earth.

Zechariah 11:4

Thus says Yahweh my God: "Feed the flock of slaughter.

Matthew 2:6

You Bethlehem, land of Judah, are in no way least among the princes of Judah: for out of you shall come forth a governor, who shall shepherd my people, Israel.'"

Matthew 16:18

I also tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my assembly, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.

Mark 13:9

But watch yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils. You will be beaten in synagogues. You will stand before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them.

Luke 21:34

"So be careful, or your hearts will be loaded down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day will come on you suddenly.

Acts 20:17

From Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called to himself the elders of the assembly.

1 Corinthians 9:26-27

I therefore run like that, as not uncertainly. I fight like that, as not beating the air,

1 Corinthians 11:22

What, don't you have houses to eat and to drink in? Or do you despise God's assembly, and put them to shame who don't have? What shall I tell you? Shall I praise you? In this I don't praise you.

1 Corinthians 12:28-31

God has set some in the assembly: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracle workers, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, and various kinds of languages.

Galatians 1:13

For you have heard of my way of living in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the assembly of God, and ravaged it.

Ephesians 4:11

He gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, shepherds and teachers;

Colossians 1:14

in whom we have our redemption, the forgiveness of our sins;

Colossians 4:17

Tell Archippus, "Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you fulfill it."

1 Timothy 3:5

(but if a man doesn't know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the assembly of God?)

1 Timothy 4:14

Don't neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the elders.

Hebrews 9:12-14

nor yet through the blood of goats and calves, but through his own blood, entered in once for all into the Holy Place, having obtained eternal redemption.

Hebrews 12:15

looking carefully lest there be any man who falls short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and many be defiled by it;

1 Peter 2:25

For you were going astray like sheep; but now have 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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