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Pastors (shepherds). This word occurs but once in the New Testament. Ephesians 4:11. In all other places where the Greek word occurs it is translated shepherd, and shepherds. It is often applied to Christ as the Shepherd and Bishop of our souls. John 10:11; 1 Peter 2:25. It refers to the elders of the church, who are to "feed (shepherd) the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof." 1 Peter 5:1-2; Acts 20:28.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Pastors'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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