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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 1 Peter 2:25

    CHAPTERS: 1 Peter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25




    King James Bible - 1 Peter 2:25

    For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop 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.

    Douay-Rheims - 1 Peter 2:25

    For you were as sheep going astray; but you are now converted to the shepherd and bishop of your souls.

    Webster's Bible Translation

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

    Greek Textus Receptus

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    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (25) -
    Ps 119:176 Isa 53:6 Jer 23:2 Eze 34:6 Mt 9:36; 18:12 Lu 15:4-6

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:25

    Porque vosotros erais como ovejas descarriadas; mas ahora sois ya convertidos al Pastor y Obispo de vuestras almas.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Peter 2:25

    Verse 25. For ye were as
    sheep going astray] Formerly ye were not in a better moral condition than your oppressors; ye were like stray sheep, in the wilderness of ignorance and sin, till Christ, the true and merciful Shepherd, called you back from your wanderings, by sending you the Gospel of his grace.

    Bishop of your souls.] Unless we consider the word bishop as a corruption of the word episkopov episcopos, and that this literally signifies an overseer, an inspector, or one that has the oversight, it can convey to us no meaning of the original. Jesus Christ is the Overseer of souls; he has them continually under his eye; he knows their wants, wishes, dangers, &c., and provides for them. As their shepherd, he leads them to the best pastures, defends them from their enemies, and guides them by his eye. Jesus is the good Shepherd that laid down his life for his sheep. All human souls are inexpressibly dear to him, as they are the purchase of his blood. He is still supreme Bishop or Overseer in his Church. He alone is Episcopus episcoporum, "the Bishop of bishops;" a title which the Romish pontiffs have blasphemously usurped. But this is not the only attribute of Jesus on which they have laid sacrilegious hands.

    And besides this, with force and with cruelty have they ruled the sheep: but the Lord is breaking the staff of their pride, and delivering the nations from the bondage of their corruption. Lord, let thy kingdom come!

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 25. For ye were as sheep going astray , etc.] This is a proof of their being healed, namely, their conversion; in which an application of the blood of Christ, and pardon, and so healing by it, was made to their souls. The apostle has still in view the prophecy of ( Isaiah 53:6). God's elect are sheep before conversion; not that they have the agreeable properties of sheep, as to be meek, harmless, innocent, clean, and profitable, for they are the reverse of all this; nor can some things be said of them before conversion, as may be after, as that they hear Christ's voice, and follow him; nor are they so called, because unprejudiced against, and predisposed unto the Gospel, for the contrary is true of them; but they are so in electing grace, and were so considered in the Father's gift of them to Christ, and when made his care and charge, and hence they are called the sheep of his hand; and when Christ laid down his life, and rose again, which he did for the sheep, and as the great Shepherd of them; and when called by grace, for their being sheep, and Christ's own sheep by the Father's gift, and his own purpose, is the reason why he looks them up, calls them by name, and returns them: but then they are not yet of his fold; they are lost sheep, lost in Adam, and by his fall, and by their own actual transgressions; they are as sheep going astray from the shepherd, and from the flock, going out of the right way, and in their own ways; and are, like sheep, stupid and insensible of their danger; and as they never return of themselves, until they are sought for, and brought back: hence it follows, but are now returned ; not returned themselves, but were returned by powerful and efficacious grace: saints are passive, and not active in first conversion; they are turned, not by the power of their own free will, but by the power of God's free grace; they are returned under the illuminations and quickenings of the blessed Spirit, and through the efficacious drawings of the Father's love, unto Christ: unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls ; by whom Christ is meant, who bears the office of a Shepherd, and fully performs it by feeding his sheep, providing a good fold and pasture for them; by gathering the lambs in his arms, and gently leading those that are with young; by healing their diseases, and preserving them from beasts of prey; hence he is called the good, the great, and chief Shepherd: and he is the Bishop or Overseer of the souls of his people, though not to the exclusion of their bodies: he has took the oversight of them willingly, and looks well to his flock, inspects into their cases, and often visits them, and never forsakes them; nor will he leave them till they receive the end of their faith, the salvation of their souls; which he has undertook and effected by his obedience, sufferings and death. Philo the Jew observes, that to be a shepherd is so good a work, that it is not only a title given to kings and wise men, and souls perfectly purified, but to God the governor of all -who, as a Shepherd and King, leads according to justice and law, setting over them his right Logos, the first begotten Son, who has taken the care of this holy flock, as does the deputy of a great king.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 18-25 -
    Servants in those days generally were slaves, and had heathen masters who often used them cruelly; yet the apostle directs them to be subjec to the masters placed over them by Providence, with a fear to dishonou or offend God. And not only to those pleased with reasonable service but to the severe, and those angry without cause. The sinful misconduc of one relation, does not justify sinful behaviour in the other; the servant is bound to do his duty, though the master may be sinfull froward and perverse. But masters should be meek and gentle to their servants and inferiors. What glory or distinction could it be, for professed Christians to be patient when corrected for their faults? But if when they behaved well they were ill treated by proud and passionat heathen masters, yet bore it without peevish complaints, or purposes of revenge, and persevered in their duty, this would be acceptable to God as a distinguishing effect of his grace, and would be rewarded by him Christ's death was designed not only for an example of patience unde sufferings, but he bore our sins; he bore the punishment of them, an thereby satisfied Divine justice. Hereby he takes them away from us The fruits of Christ's sufferings are the death of sin, and a new holy life of righteousness; for both which we have an example, and powerfu motives, and ability to perform also, from the death and resurrectio of Christ. And our justification; Christ was bruised and crucified as sacrifice for our sins, and by his stripes the diseases of our soul are cured. Here is man's sin; he goes astray; it is his own act. Hi misery; he goes astray from the pasture, from the Shepherd, and from the flock, and so exposes himself to dangers without number. Here is the recovery by conversion; they are now returned as the effect of Divine grace. This return is, from all their errors and wanderings, to Christ. Sinners, before their conversion, are always going astray their life is a continued error __________________________________________________________________

    Greek Textus Receptus

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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    25. For ye were as
    sheep going astray (hte gar wv probata planwmenoi); i.e., as commonly understood, ye were like straying sheep. But the ye were should be construed with the participle going astray, the verb and the participle together denoting habitual action or condition. Render, as Rev., ye were going astray like sheep. See on Mark xii. 24. Bishop. See on ver. 12.

    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25


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