Word Time

  1 Peter 5:4

King James Version (KJV)

Feed the flock of God (Elohim: the Magistrates, Great, Mighty Ones, etc..) which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint (‘aqah: oppression), but willingly (ebe: in understanding, wisdom, etc..) not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;Neither as being lords (mac: task masters, taxing, etc..) over God’s (Elohim’s) heritage, but being examples to the flock.And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

Paraphrasing Peter:

“Do as I have proven to do (in full context) and cover the sheep of YHWH (the Word and Works of Elohim) with truth, in love, and humility; and you will receive glory forever and ever.” It’s that simple. Amein  🙂

Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon:

Constraint: 6125 `aqah aw-kaw’ from 5781; constraint:–oppression.

Willingly: 3820 leb labe a form of 3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything:–+ care for, comfortably, consent, X considered, courag(-eous), friend(-ly), ((broken-), (hard-), (merry-), (stiff-), (stout-), double) heart((-ed)), X heed, X I, kindly, midst, mind(-ed), X regard((-ed)), X themselves, X unawares, understanding, X well, willingly, wisdom.

Lords (Masters): 4522 mac mas or mic {mees}; from 4549; properly, a burden (as causing to faint), i.e. a tax in the form of forced labor:–discomfited, levy, task(-master), tribute(-tary).