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1 Peter 5:2
Some manuscripts omit exercising oversight
Some manuscripts omit as God would have you
1 Peter 5:2 — The New International Version (NIV)
2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve;
1 Peter 5:2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)
2 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;
1 Peter 5:2 — New Living Translation (NLT)
2 Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.
1 Peter 5:2 — The New King James Version (NKJV)
2 Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly;
1 Peter 5:2 — New Century Version (NCV)
2 shepherd God’s flock, for whom you are responsible. Watch over them because you want to, not because you are forced. That is how God wants it. Do it because you are happy to serve, not because you want money.
1 Peter 5:2 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)
2 Tend the flock of God which is among you, exercising the oversight, not of constraint, but willingly, according to the will of God; nor yet for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
1 Peter 5:2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)
2 shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising oversight, not by necessity, but willingly; not for base gain, but readily;
1 Peter 5:2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
2 Be shepherds over the flock God has entrusted to you. Watch over it as God does: Don’t do this because you have to, but because you want to. Don’t do it out of greed, but out of a desire to serve.
1 Peter 5:2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
2 Shepherd God’s flock among you, not overseeing out of compulsion but freely, according to God’s will; not for the money but eagerly;
1 Peter 5:2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
2 to tend the flock of God that is in your charge, exercising the oversight, not under compulsion but willingly, as God would have you do it—not for sordid gain but eagerly.
1 Peter 5:2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)
2 shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not by compulsion but willingly, in accordance with God, and not greedily but eagerly,
1 Peter 5:2 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)
2 Be shepherds of God’s flock, the believers who are under your care. Serve as their leaders. Don’t serve them because you have to. Instead, do it because you want to. That’s what God wants you to do. Don’t do it because you want to get more and more money. Do it because you really want to serve.
1 Peter 5:2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)
2 shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness;
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