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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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

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

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