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27 I can say this because I know that I told you everything that God wants you to know. 28 Be careful for yourselves and for all the people God has given you. The Holy Spirit gave you the work of caring for[a] this flock.[b] You must be shepherds to the church of God,[c] the people he bought with his own blood.[d] 29 I know that after I leave, some men will come into your group. They will be like wild wolves and will try to destroy the flock.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 20:28 gave … caring for Literally, “made you overseers of.”
  2. Acts 20:28 flock A flock is many sheep. Here, it means a group of God’s people who follow their leaders (elders) like sheep following a shepherd.
  3. Acts 20:28 of God Some Greek copies say, “of the Lord.”
  4. Acts 20:28 his own blood Or “the blood of his own Son.”

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