Their work is to watch over your souls
Heb 13:17 NLT Obey your spiritual leaders, and do what they say. Their work is to watch over your souls, and they are accountable to God…
Heb 13:17 KJV Obey <G3982> them that have the rule <G2233> over you <G5216>, and <G2532> submit <G5226> yourselves <G5216>: for <G1063> they <G846> watch <G69> for <G5228> your <G5216> <G5216> souls <G5590>
Obey (who) governs you, also submit yourselves for He (Yahshua the Savior) watches over your soul…(Heb 13:17).
Those who are misled into following or obeying men are in grave danger.
2 Tim 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know who I believe in and obey, that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
Obey the one who governs you that also is able to keep you until the end.
2 Cor 1:9-10 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raises the dead:
We should not trust in ourselves or in others. Our faith, trust, hope and belief must be in Yahshua (whose name means Savior) the Messiah.
James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Our submission should only be unto Yahshua who is the very image of Yahweh.