For what glory is it, if, when you sin, you patiently endure beating? But if, when you do well, you patiently endure suffering, this is commendable with God.
For to this were you called, because Messiah also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps,
who did not sin, "neither was deceit found in his mouth."
Who, when he was reviled, didn't revile back. When he suffered, didn't threaten, but committed himself to him who judges righteously;
who his own self bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.
For you were going astray like sheep; but are now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.