Parallel Verses

Amplified

For even to this were you called [it is inseparable from your vocation]. For Christ also suffered for you, leaving you [His personal] example, so that you should follow in His footsteps.

New American Standard Bible

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,

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

For you were called to this,
because Christ also suffered for you,
leaving you an example,
so that you should follow in His steps.

International Standard Version

This is, in fact, what you were called to do, because: The Messiah also suffered for you and left an example for you to follow in his steps.

A Conservative Version

For ye were called for this. Because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example, so that ye should follow his footsteps.

American Standard Version

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

An Understandable Version

[After all], this is what you were called to do, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you would follow in His steps.

Anderson New Testament

To this, indeed, you have been called; because even Christ suffered for us, leaving you an example, that you should follow his footsteps.

Bible in Basic English

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:

Common New Testament

For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

Daniel Mace New Testament

this will conciliate the divine favour. and this is the condition of your vocation, since Christ himself has suffer'd for us,

Darby Translation

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:

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Besides, to this you were called; for even Christ suffered for us, leaving us a pattern, that you should follow his footsteps;

Godbey New Testament

For unto this you have been called: because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you may follow in his steps:

Goodspeed New Testament

That is the life to which you have been called, for Christ himself suffered for you, leaving you an example so that you might follow his footsteps.

John Wesley New Testament

For even hereunto are ye called; for Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye might follow his steps:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Because for this were ye called: for the Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps

Julia Smith Translation

For to this were ye called: for also Christ suffered for you, leaving behind to you an underwriting, that ye should follow upon his footsteps:

King James 2000

For even to this were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps:

Lexham Expanded Bible

For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in his footsteps,

Modern King James verseion

For you were not called to this? For Christ also suffered on our behalf, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

Moffatt New Testament

It is your vocation; for when Christ suffered for you, he left you an example, and you must follow his footsteps.

Montgomery New Testament

For this is your calling; because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in his footsteps;

NET Bible

For to this you were called, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving an example for you to follow in his steps.

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

For to this ye were called; because even Christ suffered for us, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps;

Sawyer New Testament

For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you a copy that you should follow his steps,

The Emphasized Bible

For, hereunto, have ye been called; because, Christ also, suffered in your behalf, unto you, leaving behind a pattern, that ye might follow in his steps:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For hereunto have ye been called, because Christ also hath suffered for you, leaving you a pattern, that ye should follow his steps;

Twentieth Century New Testament

For it was to this that you were called! For Christ, too, suffered--on your behalf--and left you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

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.

Williams New Testament

Indeed, it was to this kind of living that you were called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example that you might follow His footsteps.

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

For to this were ye called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow His steps;

Worsley New Testament

For unto this are ye called; because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye might follow his steps.

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

καλέω 
Kaleo 
call, bid, be so named, named ,
Usage: 106

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

πάσχω πάθω πένθω 
Pascho 
Usage: 32

for
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

us
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
ἡμῖν 
hemin 
our, us, we, not tr,
us, we, our, for us
Usage: 388
Usage: 160

ὑπολιμπάνω 
Hupolimpano 
Usage: 1

an example
ὑπογραμμός 
Hupogrammos 
Usage: 1

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

ἐπακολουθέω 
Epakoloutheo 
Usage: 4

his

Usage: 0

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Peter 2:21

Devotionals containing 1 Peter 2:21

Images 1 Peter 2:21

Prayers for 1 Peter 2:21

Context Readings

Submission Of Slaves To Masters

20 [After all] what kind of glory [is there in it] if, when you do wrong and are punished for it, you take it patiently? But if you bear patiently with suffering [which results] when you do right and that is undeserved, it is acceptable and pleasing to God. 21 For even to this were you called [it is inseparable from your vocation]. For Christ also suffered for you, leaving you [His personal] example, so that you should follow in His footsteps. 22 He was guilty of no sin, neither was deceit (guile) ever found on His lips.



Cross References

Acts 14:22

Establishing and strengthening the souls and the hearts of the disciples, urging and warning and encouraging them to stand firm in the faith, and [telling them] that it is through many hardships and tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.

Matthew 16:24

Then Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone desires to be My disciple, let him deny himself [disregard, lose sight of, and forget himself and his own interests] and take up his cross and follow Me [ cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying, also].

John 16:33

I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]

Romans 8:29

For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and loved beforehand], He also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be molded into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that He might become the firstborn among many brethren.

1 Peter 3:18

For Christ [the Messiah Himself] died for sins once for all, the Righteous for the unrighteous (the Just for the unjust, the Innocent for the guilty), that He might bring us to God. In His human body He was put to death, but He was made alive in the spirit,

1 Peter 4:1

So, since Christ suffered in the flesh for us, for you, arm yourselves with the same thought and purpose [patiently to suffer rather than fail to please God]. For whoever has suffered in the flesh [having the mind of Christ] is done with [intentional] sin [has stopped pleasing himself and the world, and pleases God],

1 John 2:6

Whoever says he abides in Him ought [as a personal debt] to walk and conduct himself in the same way in which He walked and conducted Himself.

1 John 3:16

By this we come to know (progressively to recognize, to perceive, to understand) the [essential] love: that He laid down His [own] life for us; and we ought to lay [our] lives down for [those who are our] brothers [ in Him].

Psalm 85:13

Righteousness shall go before Him and shall make His footsteps a way in which to walk.

Matthew 10:38

And he who does not take up his cross and follow Me [ cleave steadfastly to Me, conforming wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also] is not worthy of Me.

Matthew 11:29

Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest ( relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.

Mark 8:34-35

And Jesus called [to Him] the throng with His disciples and said to them, If anyone intends to come after Me, let him deny himself [forget, ignore, disown, and lose sight of himself and his own interests] and take up his cross, and [ joining Me as a disciple and siding with My party] follow with Me [continually, cleaving steadfastly to Me].

Luke 9:23-25

And He said to all, If any person wills to come after Me, let him deny himself [ disown himself, forget, lose sight of himself and his own interests, refuse and give up himself] and take up his cross daily and follow Me [ cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also].

Luke 14:26-27

If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his [own] father and mother [ in the sense of indifference to or relative disregard for them in comparison with his attitude toward God] and [likewise] his wife and children and brothers and sisters -- "[yes] and even his own life also -- "he cannot be My disciple.

Luke 24:26

Was it not necessary and essentially fitting that the Christ (the Messiah) should suffer all these things before entering into His glory (His majesty and splendor)?

John 13:15

For I have given you this as an example, so that you should do [in your turn] what I have done to you.

Acts 9:16

For I will make clear to him how much he will be afflicted and must endure and suffer for My name's sake.

Acts 17:3

Explaining [them] and [quoting passages] setting forth and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, This Jesus, Whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ (the Messiah).

1 Corinthians 11:1

Pattern yourselves after me [follow my example], as I imitate and follow Christ (the Messiah).

Ephesians 5:2

And walk in love, [esteeming and delighting in one another] as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a slain offering and sacrifice to God [for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance.

Philippians 2:5

Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:]

1 Thessalonians 3:3

That no one [of you] should be disturbed and beguiled and led astray by these afflictions and difficulties [to which I have referred]. For you yourselves know that this is [unavoidable in our position, and must be recognized as] our appointed lot.

1 Thessalonians 4:2

For you know what charges and precepts we gave you [ on the authority and by the inspiration of] the Lord Jesus.

2 Timothy 3:12

Indeed all who delight in piety and are determined to live a devoted and godly life in Christ Jesus will meet with persecution [will be made to suffer because of their religious stand].

Hebrews 2:10

For it was an act worthy [of God] and fitting [to the divine nature] that He, for Whose sake and by Whom all things have their existence, in bringing many sons into glory, should make the Pioneer of their salvation perfect [should bring to maturity the human experience necessary to be perfectly equipped for His office as High Priest] through suffering.

1 Peter 1:20

It is true that He was chosen and foreordained (destined and foreknown for it) before the foundation of the world, but He was brought out to public view (made manifest) in these last days (at the end of the times) for the sake of you.

1 Peter 2:24

He personally bore our sins in His [own] body on the tree [as on an altar and offered Himself on it], that we might die (cease to exist) to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed.

1 Peter 3:9

Never return evil for evil or insult for insult (scolding, tongue-lashing, berating), but on the contrary blessing [praying for their welfare, happiness, and protection, and truly pitying and loving them]. For know that to this you have been called, that you may yourselves inherit a blessing [from God -- "that you may obtain a blessing as heirs, bringing welfare and happiness and protection].

Revelation 12:11

And they have overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of the Lamb and by the utterance of their testimony, for they did not love and cling to life even when faced with death [holding their lives cheap till they had to die for their witnessing].

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