Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect,1 not only to those who are good and considerate,2 but also to those who are harsh.
For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God.320
But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.421
To this5 you were called,6 because Christ suffered for you,7 leaving you an example,8 that you should follow in his steps.
"He committed no sin,9 and no deceit was found in his mouth."a1023
When they hurled their insults at him,11 he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats.12 Instead, he entrusted himself13 to him who judges justly.1424
He himself bore our sins15 in his body on the tree,16 so that we might die to sins17 and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.1825
For you were like sheep going astray,19 but now you have returned to the Shepherd20 and Overseer of your souls.21