1 Peter 2:21
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New International Version
To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

New Living Translation
For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps.

English Standard Version
For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.

Berean Study Bible
For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His footsteps:

Berean Literal Bible
For to this hereunto you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow after His steps:

New American Standard Bible
For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,

King James Bible
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in His steps.

International Standard Version
This is, in fact, what you were called to do, because: The Messiah also suffered for you and left an example for you to follow in his steps.

NET Bible
For to this you were called, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving an example for you to follow in his steps.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For you are called to this, for even The Messiah died for our sake and left us this example, that you would walk in his steps,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God called you to endure suffering because Christ suffered for you. He left you an example so that you could follow in his footsteps.

New American Standard 1977
For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Because for this were ye called: for the Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps

King James 2000 Bible
For even to this were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps:

American King James Version
For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps:

American Standard Version
For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For unto this are you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example that you should follow his steps.

Darby Bible Translation
For to this have ye been called; for Christ also has suffered for you, leaving you a model that ye should follow in his steps:

English Revised Version
For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps:

Webster's Bible Translation
For even to this were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

Weymouth New Testament
And it is to this you were called; because Christ also suffered on your behalf, leaving you an example so that you should follow in His steps.

World English Bible
For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example, that you should follow his steps,

Young's Literal Translation
for to this ye were called, because Christ also did suffer for you, leaving to you an example, that ye may follow his steps,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:18-25 Servants in those days generally were slaves, and had heathen masters, who often used them cruelly; yet the apostle directs them to be subject to the masters placed over them by Providence, with a fear to dishonour or offend God. And not only to those pleased with reasonable service, but to the severe, and those angry without cause. The sinful misconduct of one relation, does not justify sinful behaviour in the other; the servant is bound to do his duty, though the master may be sinfully froward and perverse. But masters should be meek and gentle to their servants and inferiors. What glory or distinction could it be, for professed Christians to be patient when corrected for their faults? But if when they behaved well they were ill treated by proud and passionate heathen masters, yet bore it without peevish complaints, or purposes of revenge, and persevered in their duty, this would be acceptable to God as a distinguishing effect of his grace, and would be rewarded by him. Christ's death was designed not only for an example of patience under sufferings, but he bore our sins; he bore the punishment of them, and thereby satisfied Divine justice. Hereby he takes them away from us. The fruits of Christ's sufferings are the death of sin, and a new holy life of righteousness; for both which we have an example, and powerful motives, and ability to perform also, from the death and resurrection of Christ. And our justification; Christ was bruised and crucified as a sacrifice for our sins, and by his stripes the diseases of our souls are cured. Here is man's sin; he goes astray; it is his own act. His misery; he goes astray from the pasture, from the Shepherd, and from the flock, and so exposes himself to dangers without number. Here is the recovery by conversion; they are now returned as the effect of Divine grace. This return is, from all their errors and wanderings, to Christ. Sinners, before their conversion, are always going astray; their life is a continued error.
Study Bible
Christ's Example of Suffering
20How is it to your credit if you are beaten for doing wrong and you endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. 21For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His footsteps: 22“He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth.”…
Cross References
Matthew 11:29
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Matthew 16:24
Then Jesus told His disciples, "If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.

Acts 14:22
strengthening the souls of the disciples and encouraging them to continue in the faith. "We must endure many hardships to enter the kingdom of God," they said.

1 Peter 3:9
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

1 Peter 3:18
For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body, but made alive in the spirit,

1 Peter 4:1
Therefore, since Christ suffered in His body, arm yourselves with the same resolve, because anyone who has suffered in his body is done with sin.

1 Peter 4:13
But rejoice that you share in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed at the revelation of His glory.

1 John 2:6
Whoever claims to abide in Him must walk as Jesus walked.
Treasury of Scripture

For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps:

even.

Matthew 10:38 And he that takes not his cross, and follows after me, is not worthy of me.

Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, …

Mark 8:34,35 And when he had called the people to him with his disciples also, …

Luke 9:23-25 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny …

Luke 14:26,27 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, …

John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. …

Acts 9:16 For I will show him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue …

1 Thessalonians 3:3 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves …

1 Thessalonians 4:2 For you know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.

2 Timothy 3:12 Yes, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

because.

1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that …

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, …

1 Peter 4:1 For as much then as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm …

Luke 24:26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?

Acts 17:3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen …

Hebrews 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, …

for us. Some read, for you.

1 Peter 1:20 Who truly was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but …

leaving.

Psalm 85:13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

John 13:15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed …

1 Corinthians 11:1 Be you followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us…

Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

1 John 2:6 He that said he stays in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life …

Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of …

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