28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock(A) of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers.(B) Be shepherds of the church of God,[a](C) which he bought(D) with his own blood.[b](E)

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 20:28 Many manuscripts of the Lord
  2. Acts 20:28 Or with the blood of his own Son.

To the church of God(A) in Corinth,(B) to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called(C) to be his holy people, together with all those everywhere who call on the name(D) of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours:

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16 If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice—nor do the churches of God.(A)

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22 Don’t you have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God(A) by humiliating those who have nothing?(B) What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you?(C) Certainly not in this matter!

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For I am the least of the apostles(A) and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted(B) the church of God.(C)

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

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15 if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church(A) of the living God,(B) the pillar and foundation of the truth.

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