Greeting

Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ,

To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the [a]bishops and (A)deacons:

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  1. Philippians 1:1 Lit. overseers

Shepherd the Flock

The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a (A)witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the (B)glory that will be revealed: (C)Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, (D)not by compulsion but [a]willingly, (E)not for dishonest gain but eagerly; nor as (F)being [b]lords over (G)those entrusted to you, but (H)being examples to the flock;

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  1. 1 Peter 5:2 NU adds according to God
  2. 1 Peter 5:3 masters

11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,

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12 Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; 13 but [a]exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

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  1. Hebrews 3:13 encourage

Concluding Religious Directions

Remember those who [a]rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct.

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  1. Hebrews 13:7 lead

17 (A)Obey those who [a]rule over you, and be submissive, for (B)they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.

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  1. Hebrews 13:17 lead