1 Peter 2:21

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

1 Peter 2:21 in Other Translations

KJV
21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
ESV
21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.
NLT
21 For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps.
MSG
21 This is the kind of life you've been invited into, the kind of life Christ lived. He suffered everything that came his way so you would know that it could be done, and also know how to do it, step-by-step.
CSB
21 For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in His steps.

1 Peter 2:21 In-Context

19 For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God.
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.
21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
22 “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.”
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.

Cross References 4

  • 1. S Acts 14:22; Philippians 1:29; 1 Peter 3:9
  • 2. S Romans 8:28
  • 3. 1 Peter 3:18; 1 Peter 4:1,13
  • 4. S Matthew 11:29; Matthew 16:24
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