For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
He committed no sin; no guile was found on his lips.
When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he trusted to him who judges justly.
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version w/ Apocrypha)