28 Be on guard for yourselves and for all (A)the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you [a]overseers, to shepherd (B)the church of God which (C)He [b]purchased [c]with His own blood.

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  1. Acts 20:28 Or bishops
  2. Acts 20:28 Lit acquired
  3. Acts 20:28 Lit through

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

according to the (A)foreknowledge of God the Father, (B)by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, [a]to (C)obey Jesus Christ and be (D)sprinkled with His blood: (E)May grace and peace [b]be yours in the fullest measure.

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  1. 1 Peter 1:2 Lit unto obedience and sprinkling
  2. 1 Peter 1:2 Lit be multiplied for you

who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge(A) of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit,(B) to be obedient(C) to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood:(D)

Grace and peace be yours in abundance.(E)

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