Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock;
nor yet as lording over those allotted (the allotments) to your charge, but proving to be (becoming) examples to the flock.
not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
Not domineering [as arrogant, dictatorial, and overbearing persons] over those in your charge, but being examples (patterns and models of Christian living) to the flock (the congregation).
nor yet as lording it in a high-handed manner over the portions of the flock assigned to you, but as becoming patterns for the flock.
You should aim not at being dictators but examples of Christian living in the eyes of the flock committed to your charge.
and not as domineering over those in your charge but proving yourselves models for the flock to imitate;
- No cross references or parallel passage have been cited for this verse.
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