New Living Translation
Once you were like sheep who wandered away. But now you have turned to your Shepherd, the Guardian of your souls.
King James Bible
For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
Darby Bible Translation
For ye were going astray as sheep, but have now returned to the shepherd and overseer of your souls.
World English Bible
For you were going astray like sheep; but now have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
Young's Literal Translation
for ye were as sheep going astray, but ye turned back now to the shepherd and overseer of your souls.
1 Peter 2:25 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:25 The bishop - The kind observer, inspector, or overseer of your souls.
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'To Whom coming, as unto a living stone ... ye also, as living stones, are built up.'--1 Peter ii. 4, 5. I wonder whether Peter, when he wrote these words, was thinking about what Jesus Christ said to him long ago, up there at Caesarea Philippi. He had heard from Christ's lips, 'Thou art Peter, and on this rock I will build My Church.' He had understood very little of what it meant then. He is an old man now, years of experience and sorrow and work have taught him the meaning of the words, and he …
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A psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need.
Everyone in Babylon will run about like a hunted gazelle, like sheep without a shepherd. They will try to find their own people and flee to their own land.
But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.
All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God's paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on him the sins of us all.
They have wandered through all the mountains and all the hills, across the face of the earth, yet no one has gone to search for them.
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.
I have other sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd.
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