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 20:30 ALSO OF YOUR OWN SELVES SHALL MEN ARISE SPEAKING PERVERSE THINGS TO DRAW AWAY DISCIPLES AFTER THEM --- ROMANS 8:15 FOR YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE SPIRIT OF BONDAGE AGAIN TO FEAR BUT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE ---- SPIRIT OF ADOPTION --- WHEREBY WE CRY ABBA FATHER 8:16 THE SPIRIT IT SELF BEARETH WITNESS WITH OUR SPIRIT THAT WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF GOD
  • BSP
    Verses 21 and 24 show that thoroughly bearing witness was important to Paul. He viewed carrying out his preaching as more important than his life.
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 20:32 AND NOW BRETHREN I COMMEND YOU TO GOD AND TO THE WORD OF HIS GRACE WHICH IS ABLE TO BUILD YOU UP AND TO GIVE YOU AN INHERITANCE AMONG ALL THEM WHICH ARE SANCTIFIED JOHN 17:17 SANCTIFY THEM THROUGH THY TRUTH THY WORD IS TRUTH
  • 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 JOHN 1:14 AND THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH AND DWELT AMONG US AND WE BEHELD HIS GLORY THE GLORY AS OF THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 20:29 FOR I KNOW THIS THAT AFTER MY DEPARTING SHALL GRIEVOUS WOLVES ENTER IN AMONG YOU NOT SPARING THE FLOCK *****20:30 ALSO OF YOUR OWN SELVES SHALL MEN ARISE SPEAKING PERVERSE THINGS TO DRAW AWYA DISCIPLES AFTER THEM*****PHILLIPIANS 2:21 FOR ALL SEEK THEIR OWN NOT THE THINGS WHICH BE JESUS CHRISTS
  • Steve morrow
    2 Corinthians 8:12 for if there be first a willing mind it is accepted according to that a man hath and not according to that that he hath not 8:13 for I mean not that other men be eased and you burdened 8:14 BUT BY AN EQUALITY THAT NOW AT THIS TIME YOUR ABUNDANCE MAY BE A SUPPLY FOR THEIR WANT THAT THEIR ABUNDANCE ALSO MAY BE A SUPPLY FOR YOUR WANT THAT THERE MAY BE EQUALITY 1 JOHN 3:17 BUT WHOSO HATH THIS WORLDS GOOD AND SEETH HIS BROTHER HAVE NEED AND SHUTTETH UP HIS BOWELS OF COMPASSION FROM HIM HOW DWELLETH THE LOVE OF GOD IN HIM ACTS 2:44 AND ALL THAT BELIEVED WERE TOGETHER AND HAD ALL THINGS IN COMMON 2:45 AND SOLD THEIR POSSESSIONS AND GOODS AND PARTED THEM TO ALL MEN AS EVERY MAN HAD NEED

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