‘But(A) you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler
(B)Who will shepherd My people Israel.’

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28 (A)Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit (B)has made you overseers, to shepherd the church [a]of God (C)which He purchased (D)with His own blood.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 20:28 M of the Lord and God

Benediction, Final Exhortation, Farewell

20 Now may (A)the God of peace (B)who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, (C)that great Shepherd of the sheep, (D)through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

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25 For (A)you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned (B)to the Shepherd and [a]Overseer of your souls.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 2:25 Gr. Episkopos

(A)Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, (B)not by compulsion but [a]willingly, (C)not for dishonest gain but eagerly;

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 5:2 NU adds according to God

and when (A)the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive (B)the crown of glory that does not fade away.

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