1 Peter 2:18-25 NIV

18 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.

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19 For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God.3

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20 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.4

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21 To this5 you were called,6 because Christ suffered for you,7 leaving you an example,8 that you should follow in his steps.

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22 "He committed no sin,9 and no deceit was found in his mouth."a10

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    • e 2:22 - Isaiah 53:9
      23 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.14

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      24 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.18

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      25 For you were like sheep going astray,19 but now you have returned to the Shepherd20 and Overseer of your souls.21

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