Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
"I am the good shepherd; and a good shepherd [is willing] to die for the sheep.
And people from all the nations will be assembled in front of Him and He will separate them from one another, like a shepherd separating his sheep from the goats.
So, Jesus told them this parable, saying,
For the Son of man came to search for and save those who were lost."
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.
Now may the God of peace, who brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep [i.e., the church], through the blood of the never ending Agreement [i.e., Christ's blood],
1 Peter 2:25
For you people were wandering away like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
Then He lifted up the children into His arms, and placing His hands on them, He asked God's blessing on them.
If you love me, you will obey my commandments.
Then Simon Peter, who had been following him, also arrived and went [straight] into the cave-like tomb and saw the linen cloths lying there.