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  #4166 ποιμήν poimen {poy-mane'}

 of uncertain affinity; TDNT - 6:485,901; n m

—Greek Word Study (Transliteration-Pronunciation Etymology & Grammar)

 1) a herdsman, esp. a shepherd
    1a) in the parable, he to whose care and control others have
        committed themselves, and whose precepts they follow
 2) metaph.
    2a) the presiding officer, manager, director, of any assembly:
        so of Christ the Head of the church
        2a1) of the overseers of the Christian assemblies
        2a2) of kings and princes

 The tasks of a Near Eastern shepherd were:
    - to watch for enemies trying to attack the sheep
    - to defend the sheep from attackers
    - to heal the wounded and sick sheep
    - to find and save lost or trapped sheep
    - to love them, sharing their lives and so earning their trust.

 During World War II, a shepherd was a pilot who guided another pilot
 whose plane was partially disabled back to the base or carrier by
 flying alongside him to maintain visual contact.

—Thayer's (New Testament Greek-English Lexicon)

Of uncertain affinity; a shepherd (literally or figuratively):—shepherd, pastor.

—Strong's (Greek Dictionary of the New Testament)

  • #4166.
  • ποιμη´ν
  • poimēn; of unc. or.; a shepherd:—
  • NASB - pastors(1), shepherd(13), shepherds(4).

—NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries

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 AV - shepherd 15, Shepherd 2, pastor 1; 18
Ephesians 4:11.
Matthew 9:36; 25:32; 26:31. Mark 6:34; 14:27. John 10:2, 11, 11, 12, 14, 16. Hebrews 13:20. 1 Peter 2:25.
Luke 2:8, 18, 20.
The following translates multiple Greek words:
Luke 2:15.

—Exhaustive Concordance (KJV Translation Frequency & Location)

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