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Acts 20:29 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I know that after my departing grievous wolves shall enter in among you, not sparing the flock;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For I know this, that after my departure grievous wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— [For] *I* know [this,] that there will come in amongst you after my departure grievous wolves, not sparing the flock;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— I, know, that there will enter, after my departure, grievous wolves into your midst, not sparing the little flock;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for I have known this, that there shall enter in, after my departing, grievous wolves unto you, not sparing the flock,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I know that after my departure ravening wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For I know this, that after my departing shall grieuous wolues enter in among you, not sparing the flocke.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For I know that after I shall have gone, there will enter with you furious wolves which will not spare the flock.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For I know, that after I am gone, fierce wolves will come in among you, and will have no mercy on the flock.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
I 1473
{1473} Prime
ἐγώ
ego
{eg-o'}
A primary pronoun of the first person, 'I' (only expressed when emphatic).
know 1492
{1492} Prime
εἰδῶ
eido
{i-do'}
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
z5758
<5758> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 516
this, 5124
{5124} Prime
τοῦτο
touto
{too'-to}
Neuter, singular, nomitive or accusative of G3778; that thing.
that 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
after 3326
{3326} Prime
μετά
meta
{met-ah'}
A primary preposition (often used adverbially); properly denoting accompaniment; 'amid' (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive case association, or accusative case succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722, and less close than G4862).
my 3450
{3450} Prime
μοῦ
mou
{moo}
The simpler from of G1700; of me.
departing 867
{0867} Prime
ἄφιξις
aphixis
{af'-ix-is}
From G0864; properly arrival, that is, (by implication) departure.
shall grievous 926
{0926} Prime
βαρύς
barus
{bar-ooce'}
From the same as G0922; weighty, that is, (figuratively) burdensome, grave.
wolves 3074
{3074} Prime
λύκος
lukos
{loo'-kos}
Perhaps akin to the base of G3022 (from the whitish hair); a wolf.
enter in 1525
{1525} Prime
εἰσέρχομαι
eiserchomai
{ice-er'-khom-ahee}
From G1519 and G2064; to enter (literally or figuratively).
z5695
<5695> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 271
among 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
you, 5209
{5209} Prime
ὑμᾶς
humas
{hoo-mas'}
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
not 3361
{3361} Prime
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
sparing 5339
{5339} Prime
φείδομαι
pheidomai
{fi'-dom-ahee}
Of uncertain affinity; to be chary of, that is, (subjectively) to abstain or (objectively) to treat leniently.
z5740
<5740> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 544
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
flock. 4168
{4168} Prime
ποίμνιον
poimnion
{poym'-nee-on}
Neuter of a presumed derivative of G4167; a flock, that is, (figuratively) group (of believers).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Acts 20:29-30

_ _ after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you — Two classes of coming enemies are here announced, the one more external to themselves, the other bred in the bosom of their own community; both were to be teachers, but the one, “grievous wolves,” not sparing, that is, making a prey of the flock; the other (Acts 20:30), simply sectarian “perverters” of the truth, with the view of drawing a party after them. Perhaps the one pointed to that subtle poison of Oriental Gnosticism which we know to have very early infected the Asiatic churches; the other to such Judaizing tendencies as we know to have troubled nearly all the early churches. See the Epistles to the Ephesians, Colossians, and Timothy, also those to the seven churches of Asia (Revelation 2:1-3:22). But watchfulness against all that tends to injure and corrupt the Church is the duty of its pastors in every age.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Acts 20:17-35.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Acts 20:29

Grievous wolves — From without, namely, false apostles. They had, not yet broke in on the Church at Ephesus.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Acts 20:29

(9) For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

(9) A prophecy of pastors that would immediately degenerate into wolves, against those who boast and brag only of a succession of persons.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
wolves:

Zephaniah 3:3 Her princes within her [are] roaring lions; her judges [are] evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.
Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Luke 10:3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
John 10:12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

not:

Jeremiah 13:20 Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come from the north: where [is] the flock [that] was given thee, thy beautiful flock?
Jeremiah 23:1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.
Ezekiel 34:2-3 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe [be] to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? ... Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: [but] ye feed not the flock.
Zechariah 11:17 Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword [shall be] upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.
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Jr 13:20; 23:1. Ezk 34:2. Zp 3:3. Zc 11:17. Mt 7:15; 10:16. Lk 10:3. Jn 10:12. 2P 2:1.

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