Acts 20:28

“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Take heed therefore vnto your selues, & to all the flocke, ouer the which the holy Ghost hath made you ouerseers, to feed the Church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Take heed unto yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit hath made you bishops, to feed the church of the Lord which he purchased with his own blood.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give attention to yourselves, and to all the flock which the Holy Spirit has given into your care, to give food to the church of God, for which he gave his blood.
- Basic English Bible

Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, wherein the Holy Spirit has set you as overseers, to shepherd the assembly of God, which he has purchased with the blood of his own.
- Darby Bible

Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock over which the Holy Spirit hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
- Webster's Bible

Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock among which the Holy Spirit has placed you to take the oversight for Him and act as shepherds to the Church of God, which He has bought with His own blood.
- Weymouth Bible

Take heed, therefore, to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the assembly of the Lord and God which he purchased with his own blood.
- World English Bible

Take ye tente to you, and to al the flocke, in which the Hooli Goost hath set you bischops, to reule the chirche of God, which he purchaside with his blood.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Take heed, therefore, to yourselves, and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit made you overseers, to feed the assembly of God that He acquired through His own blood,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 20:28


20:28 Take heed therefore - I now devolve my care upon you; first to yourselves; then to the flock over which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers - For no man, or number of men upon earth, can constitute an overseer, bishop, or any other Christian minister. To do this is the peculiar work of the Holy Ghost: to feed the Church of God - That is, the believing, loving, holy children of God; which he hath purchased - How precious is it then in his sight! with his own blood - For it is the blood of the only begotten Son of God, #1John 1:7|.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 20:28


Ac 20:28 Take heed. Here begin the special admonitions to the elders. Unto yourselves. Their own lives must be the first subject of watchfulness. No man can be so exalted that he does not need to watch and pray. To all the flock. The church, the fold of the Good Shepherd, of whom they were under-shepherds, or pastors. To feed the church. "On the sincere milk of the word, that it may grow thereby" (1Pe 2:2).

Discussion for Acts 20

  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 20:24 BUT NONE OF THESE THINGS MOVE ME NEITHER COUNT I MY LIFE DEAR UNTO MYSELF SO THAT I MIGHT FINISH MY COURSE WITH JOY --- AND THE MINISTRY --- WHICH I HAVE RECEIVED OF THE LORD JESUS TO TESTIFY --- THE GOSPEL OF THE GRACE --- OF GOD --- ACTS 6:4 BUT WE WILL GIVE OURSELVES CONTINUALLY TO PRAYER AND TO -- THE MINISTRY -- OF THE WORD
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 20:30 ALSO OF YOUR OWN SELVES SHALL MEN ARISE SPEAKING PERVERSE THINGS TO DRAW AWAY DISCIPLES AFTER THEM ***JUDE 1:16 THESE ARE MURMERERS COMPLAINERS WALKING AFTER THEIR --OWN LUSTS--AND THEIR MOUTH SPEAKETH GREAT SWELLING WORDS HAVING MENS PERSONS IN ADMIRATION BECAUSE OF ADVANTAGE *** JOHN 8:45 AND BECAUSE I TELL YOU THE TRUTH YOU BELIEVE ME NOT ***
  • A disciple
    Everyone knows that the Romans were ready to release Jesus, finding no fault at all in Him; knowing that the Jews had delivered Him up out of envy. It was to avoid a riot, because of the violent hatred of the crowds, stirred up by their rulers, THE JEWS! To this day that same hatred and hostility and utter blindness presides over the Jewish mind, preventing him from at all hearing the Gospel!
  • Bruce
    The Romans Crucified Jesus not The Jews.
  • Janet
    George, Jesus is the Messiah who sacrificed himself for the sin of the world so God can accept us. The jews killed him and fulfilled his purpose for coming. So accept him as your Messiah so you

    can be saved.
  • BSP
    Verse 22: Paul was not sure what lay ahead of him, but he had the courage and strength to go into Jerusalem.

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