“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;”
King James Version (KJV)
5:2 Feed the flock - Both by doctrine and discipline. Not by constraint - Unwillingly, as a burden. Not for filthy gain - Which, if it be the motive of acting, is filthy beyond expression. O consider this, ye that leave one flock and go to another, merely because there is more gain, a large salary! Is it not astonishing that men can see no harm in this? that it is not only practised, but avowed, all over the nation?
1Pe 5:2 Feed the flock of God. "Tend" (Revised Version). The Greek word "poimaino" means more than "feed". See Joh 21:15-17. Which is among you. The churches wherever you are. Taking the oversight [thereof]. Acting as bishops (Ac 20:28). Not by constraint, but willingly. Attend to the duties cheerfully, willingly. Not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind. Not for sordid love of gain, but with alacrity.