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John 21:16

16 He said to him again a second time, Simon, son of John, do you love Me? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You. He said to him, 1aShepherd My 2sheep.

161 Shepherding is for the flock (10:14, 16), which is the church (Acts 20:28); hence, it is related to God's building (Matt. 16:18). Later, Peter in his first Epistle indicated this, saying that growth by feeding on the pure milk of the word is for the building of God's house (1 Pet. 2:2-5) and charging the elders to shepherd the flock of God (1 Pet. 5:1-4).