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ἐπίσκοπος, ου, ὁ
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overseer or bishop, a leader in a local church, an extension of one who guards, supervises, and helps
pr. an inspector, overseer; a watcher, guardian, 1 Pet. 2:25; in NT an ecclesiastical overseer, Acts 20:28; Phil. 1:1; 1 Tim. 3:2; Tit. 1:7*

Greek-English Concordance for ἐπίσκοπος

Acts 20:28 Watch out for yourselves and for all the flock in which the Holy Spirit has placed you overseers (episkopous | ἐπισκόπους | acc pl masc), to shepherd the church of God, which he purchased with the blood of his own Son.
Philippians 1:1 From Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, along with the overseers (episkopois | ἐπισκόποις | dat pl masc) and deacons:
1 Timothy 3:2 Therefore, it is necessary for an overseer (episkopon | ἐπίσκοπον | acc sg masc) to be above reproach: a man of one woman, clear-minded, self-controlled, dignified, hospitable, skilled in teaching,
Titus 1:7 For it is necessary for an overseer (episkopon | ἐπίσκοπον | acc sg masc) to be above reproach as a steward of God, not arrogant, not quick-tempered, not a drunkard, not violent, not greedy for gain,
1 Peter 2:25 For you were like sheep, going astray, but now you have turned back to the shepherd and guardian (episkopon | ἐπίσκοπον | acc sg masc) of your souls.