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 2:21

  • Gary Gregory for verse 21
    Great study for Seminary students!
  • Jesus kept his life simple so that he could freely minister to others. He was modest and always based his teaching on the scriptures. He was approachable and kind. Love was the motivation for everything he did. We want to strive to be self-sacrificing, humble, and loving as Jesus was.

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