1 Peter 2:21

“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For euen hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for vs, leauing vs an example, that yee should follow his steps.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps:
- American Standard Version (1901)

This is God's purpose for you: because Jesus himself underwent punishment for you, giving you an example, so that you might go in his footsteps:
- Basic English Bible

For to this have ye been called; for Christ also has suffered for you, leaving you a model that ye should follow in his steps:
- Darby Bible

For even to this were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
- Webster's Bible

And it is to this you were called; because Christ also suffered on your behalf, leaving you an example so that you should follow in His steps.
- Weymouth Bible

For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example, that you should follow his steps,
- World English Bible

For to this thing ye ben clepid. For also Crist suffride for vs, and lefte ensaumple to you, that ye folewe the steppis of hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

for to this ye were called, because Christ also did suffer for you, leaving to you an example, that ye may follow his steps,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 2:21


2:21 Hereunto are ye - Christians. Called - To suffer wrongfully. Leaving you an example - When he went to God. That ye might follow his steps - Of innocence and patience.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 2:21


1Pe 2:21 For even unto this were ye called. It was the experience of the Christian calling in that age to suffer for right doing. Because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example. Even so Christ our Lord suffered. He is our example.

Discussion for 1 Peter 2

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:5 I AM THE VINE YOU ARE THE BRANCHES HE THAT --- ABIDETH IN ME --- AND I IN HIM THE SAME BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT --FOR WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING--1 JOHN 5:14 AND THIS IS THE CONFIDENCE THAT WE HAVE --IN HIM-- THAT IF WE ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL HE HEARETH US
  • BSP
    Verse 22: Jesus was perfect and did not sin and in imitation of him we want to do all we can to make sure that we don't deliberately sin.
  • A disciple
    "..THE COVETOUS WHOM THE LORD ABHORRETH" This is a part that many might think strange, or inconsistent with the New Testament dispensation of mercy and grace. But such thinking is really inconsistent with the moral excellence and love of the truth in God. Our lives do not consist in those things we would lust after, or possess, or how through them we would hope to be admired and accepted by men.
  • BSP
    Babies long for milk and we need to form a longing for God's Word in that same way.
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 1:22 SEEING YOU HAVE PURIFIED YOUR SOULS IN OBEYING THE TRUTH THROUGH THE SPIRIT UNTO UNFEIGNED LOVE OF THE BRETHREN SEE THAT YOU LOVE ONE ANOTHER WITH A PURE HEART FERVENTLY --1:23-- BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTBLE SEED BUR OF INCORRUPTIBLE --- BY THE WORD OF GOD ---WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER PSALM 10:3 FOR THE WICKED BOASTETH OF HIS HEARTS DESIRE AND BLESSETH THE COVETOUS WHOM THE LORD ABHORRETH JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH --- PROFITETH NOTHING --- THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE JOHN 5:21 FOR AS THE FATHER RAISETH UP THE DEAD AND QUICKENETH THEM EVEN SO THE SON QUICKENETH WHOM HE WILL MATTHEW 10:20 FOR IT IS NOT YOU THAT SPEAK BUT ---THE SPIRIT OF YOUR FATHER --- WHICH SPEAKETH IN YOU PSLAM 140:8 GRANT NOT O LORD --- THE DESIRES OF THE WICKED ---FURTHER NOT HIS WICKED DEVICE LEST THEY EXALT THEMSELVES
  • Ren
    Don't forget Mark 2:10-11. 10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
    11 I say unto thee,Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house. KJV

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