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

  • Felicia
    Lu2677
    Jacoba - You are both right in your teaching. There are many reasons why God does a lot of things and He does it all for His own glory whether out of compassion or to show His power or for our good etc. Let's add John 9:1-3 to the discussion. This is e-home cell we have online I enjoy the contributions. Let's continue to glean through scriptures to build ourselves up in all humility.
  • Librarygal143
    Indeed, thank you Lord!
  • Jacoba
    Luk2677. Jesus is compassionate, you can be compassionate, I can be compassionate; so can anybody and certainly Jesus taught that we should be; but His miracles were to prove He was from God. The apostles preformed miracles to prove their words came from God. I love to talk about the Bible and enjoy discussions about the Bible. That is what apostle Paul told us to do, reason together.
  • Lu2677
    Jacoba,another post you said "Jesus healed to prove he is the Son of God".Matthew 14;14(He healed to show his compassion)Matthew 8;8(the man called him"Lord" before God healed his servant)Mark 1;34(He healed many but would not let the devils speak after he cast them out because they knew who he was, he did not want the people to know},etc. His miracles were not to prove who he is.
  • Jacoba
    This chapter is a very good thing to read completely when you have a bad attitude or are just plain mad.
  • Mt ochrymowicz
    But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 1 peter 2:9

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