11 He protects His flock like a shepherd;(A)
He gathers the lambs in His arms
and carries them in the fold of His garment.
He gently leads those that are nursing.

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11 He tends his flock like a shepherd:(A)
    He gathers the lambs in his arms(B)
and carries them close to his heart;(C)
    he gently leads(D) those that have young.(E)

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

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 20:28 Other mss read church of the Lord; other mss read church of the Lord and God

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.

Shepherd God’s flock among you,(A) not overseeing[a] out of compulsion but freely, according to God’s will;[b] not for the money but eagerly; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 5:2 Other mss omit overseeing
  2. 1 Peter 5:2 Other mss omit according to God’s will

Be shepherds of God’s flock(A) that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be;(B) not pursuing dishonest gain,(C) but eager to serve; not lording it over(D) those entrusted to you, but being examples(E) to the flock.

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