were going astray like sheep; but now have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
Context / meaning
1 Peter 2 [20.] For what glory is it if, when you sin, you patiently endure beating? But if, when you do well, you patiently endure suffering, this is commendable with God. For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you[e] an example, that you should follow his steps, who did not sin, “neither was deceit found in his mouth.”[f] Who, when he was cursed, didn’t curse back. When he suffered, didn’t threaten, but committed himself to him who judges righteously; who his own self bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.
1 Peter 2 [25.] For you were going astray like sheep; but now have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer[g] of your souls.
e. 1 Peter 2:21 TR reads “us” instead of “you”.
f. 1 Peter 2:22 Isaiah 53:9.
g. 1 Peter 2:25 “Overseer” is from the Greek episkopon, which can mean overseer, curator, guardian, or superintendent.
Names of Christ - shepherd
PIB Scriptures are derived from the World English Bible