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{Acts 20:28} Take heed 4337 z5720 therefore 3767 unto yourselves, 1438 and 2532 to all 3956 the x3588 flock, 4168 over 1722 the which 3739 the x3588 Holy 40 Ghost 4151 hath made 5087 z5639 you 5209 overseers, 1985 to feed 4165 z5721 the x3588 church 1577 of God, 2316 which 3739 he hath purchased 4046 z5668 with 1223 his own 2398 blood. 129
Take:
"And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the LORD, who [is] with you in the judgment. ... Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do [it]: for [there is] no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts." {2Ch 19:6-7} + "But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them." {Mrk 13:9} + "And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and [so] that day come upon you unawares." {Lke 21:34} + "I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: ... But I keep under my body, and bring [it] into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway." {1Co 9:26-27} + "And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it." {Col 4:17} + "Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee." {1Tm 4:16} + "Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble [you], and thereby many be defiled;" {Hbr 12:15}
all:
"For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock." {Act 20:29} + "Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest [thy flock] to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions? ... If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents." {Sgs 1:7-8} + "He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry [them] in his bosom, [and] shall gently lead those that are with young." {Isa 40:11} + "Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, [and] his people, [saying], Where [is] he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where [is] he that put his holy Spirit within him?" {Isa 63:11} + "But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for [your] pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the LORD'S flock is carried away captive." {Jer 13:17} + "Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come from the north: where [is] the flock [that] was given thee, thy beautiful flock?" {Jer 13:20} + "Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare [it] in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd [doth] his flock." {Jer 31:10} + "And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, [are] men, [and] I [am] your God, saith the Lord GOD." {Ezk 34:31} + "Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage, which dwell solitarily [in] the wood, in the midst of Carmel: let them feed [in] Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old." {Mic 7:14} + "Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." {Lke 12:32} + "Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight [thereof], not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; ... Neither as being lords over [God's] heritage, but being ensamples to the flock." {1Pe 5:2-3}
over:
"As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them." {Act 13:2} + "And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed." {Act 14:23} + "For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; ... But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will." {1Co 12:8-11} + "And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. ... But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way." {1Co 12:28-31} + "Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery." {1Tm 4:14}
overseers:
"Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:" {Php 1:1} + "A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;" {1Tm 3:2} + "Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine." {1Tm 5:17} + "For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;" {Tts 1:7} + "Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that [is] unprofitable for you." {Hbr 13:17} + "For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls." {1Pe 2:25}, Greek
to feed:
"He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds: ... So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands." {Psa 78:70-72} + "The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom." {Prv 10:21} + "He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry [them] in his bosom, [and] shall gently lead those that are with young." {Isa 40:11} + "And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding." {Jer 3:15} + "Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: [but] ye feed not the flock." {Ezk 34:3} + "And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth." {Mic 5:4} + "Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage, which dwell solitarily [in] the wood, in the midst of Carmel: let them feed [in] Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old." {Mic 7:14} + "Thus saith the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter;" {Zch 11:4} + "And thou Bethlehem, [in] the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel." {Mtt 2:6} *Gr: "So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, [son] of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. ... He saith unto him the third time, Simon, [son] of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep." {Jhn 21:15-17} + "Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight [thereof], not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; ... Neither as being lords over [God's] heritage, but being ensamples to the flock." {1Pe 5:2-3}
the church:
"Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called [to be] saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:" {1Co 1:2} + "Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:" {1Co 10:32} + "What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise [you] not." {1Co 11:22} + "For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God." {1Co 15:9} + "For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:" {Gal 1:13} + "(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)" {1Tm 3:5} + "But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. ... And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." {1Tm 3:15-16}
which he:
"Remember thy congregation, [which] thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, [which] thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt." {Psa 74:2} + "Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put [him] to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see [his] seed, he shall prolong [his] days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. ... Therefore will I divide him [a portion] with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors." {Isa 53:10-12} + "In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;" {Eph 1:7} + "Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory." {Eph 1:14} + "In whom we have redemption through his blood, [even] the forgiveness of sins:" {Col 1:14} + "Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption [for us]. ... How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" {Hbr 9:12-14} + "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, [as] silver and gold, from your vain conversation [received] by tradition from your fathers; ... But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:" {1Pe 1:18-19} + "But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:" {1Pe 2:9} + "And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;" {Rev 5:9}

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