1 Peter 2:25

“For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For yee were as sheepe going astray, but are now returned vnto the shepheard and Bishop of your soules.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For ye were going astray like sheep; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because, like sheep, you had gone out of the way; but now you have come back to him who keeps watch over your souls.
- Basic English Bible

For ye were going astray as sheep, but have now returned to the shepherd and overseer of your souls.
- Darby Bible

For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned to the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
- Webster's Bible

For you were straying like lost sheep, but now you have come back to the Shepherd and Protector of your souls.
- Weymouth Bible

For you were going astray like sheep; but now have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
- World English Bible

For ye weren as scheep errynge, but ye ben now turned to the schipherde, and bischop of youre soulis.
- Wycliffe Bible

for ye were as sheep going astray, but ye turned back now to the shepherd and overseer of your souls.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 2:25


2:25 The bishop - The kind observer, inspector, or overseer of your souls.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 2:25


1Pe 2:25 Ye were as sheep going astray. Led astray by sin. Are now returned. By coming to Christ. Unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. The good Shepherd who died for the sheep; the Bishop who watcheth over and careth for them.

Discussion for 1 Peter 2

  • Felicia
    Lu2677
    Jacoba - You are both right in your teaching. There are many reasons why God does a lot of things and He does it all for His own glory whether out of compassion or to show His power or for our good etc. Let's add John 9:1-3 to the discussion. This is e-home cell we have online I enjoy the contributions. Let's continue to glean through scriptures to build ourselves up in all humility.
  • Librarygal143
    Indeed, thank you Lord!
  • Jacoba
    Luk2677. Jesus is compassionate, you can be compassionate, I can be compassionate; so can anybody and certainly Jesus taught that we should be; but His miracles were to prove He was from God. The apostles preformed miracles to prove their words came from God. I love to talk about the Bible and enjoy discussions about the Bible. That is what apostle Paul told us to do, reason together.
  • Lu2677
    Jacoba,another post you said "Jesus healed to prove he is the Son of God".Matthew 14;14(He healed to show his compassion)Matthew 8;8(the man called him"Lord" before God healed his servant)Mark 1;34(He healed many but would not let the devils speak after he cast them out because they knew who he was, he did not want the people to know},etc. His miracles were not to prove who he is.
  • Jacoba
    This chapter is a very good thing to read completely when you have a bad attitude or are just plain mad.
  • Mt ochrymowicz
    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: 1 peter 2:9

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