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.

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

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22 “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.”a

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    • h 2:22 - Isaiah 53:9
      23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.

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      24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

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      25 For “you were like sheep going astray,”b but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

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        • i 2:25 - Isaiah 53:4,5,6 (see Septuagint)