Verb poimainō (to shepherd) in the New Testament

(Translation from NRSV for the New Testament with a few modifications for a more litteral meaning)


2: 6'And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who is to shepherd (poimainō) my people Israel.'"


17: 7"Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in from plowing or shepherding (poimainō) in the field, 'Come here at once and take your place at the table'?


21: 16A second time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Shepherd (poimainō) my sheep."


20: 28Keep watch over yourselves and over all the flock, of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd (poimainō) the church of God that he obtained with the blood of his own Son.

1 Corinthians

9: 7Who at any time pays the expenses for doing military service? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat any of its fruit? Or who shepherds (poimainō) a flock and does not get any of its milk?

1 Peter

5: 2to shepherd (poimainō) 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: 12These are blemishes on your love-feasts, while they feast with you without fear, shepherding (poimainō) themselves. They are waterless clouds carried along by the winds; autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, uprooted;


2: 27to shepherd (poimainō) them with an iron rod, as when clay pots are shattered -
7: 17for the Lamb at the center of the throne will shepherd (poimainō) them, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
12: 5And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to shepherd (poimainō) all the nations with a rod of iron. But her child was snatched away and taken to God and to his throne;
19: 15From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will shepherd (poimainō) them with a rod of iron; he will tread the wine press of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.