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2:25 but have now returned. This refers to the readers’ initial conversion to Christ and suggests redirection of life and new personal attachment.
Shepherd. Familiar Old Testament imagery for God’s care of His covenant people (Ps. 23:1; Ezek. 34; 37:24) is applied to Christ (5:4; John 10:11; Heb. 13:20; Rev. 7:17).