Parallel Verses

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.

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:

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:

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.

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 For what credit is there if you sin and are punished, and you endure it? But when you do what is good and suffer, if you endure it, this brings favor with God. 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.
22 He did not commit sin,
and no deceitwas found in His mouth;



Cross References

Acts 14:22

strengthening the disciples by encouraging them to continue in the faith and by telling them, “It is necessary to pass through many troubles on our way into the kingdom of God.”

Matthew 16:24

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me.

John 16:33

I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.”

Romans 8:29

For those He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers.

1 Peter 3:18

For Christ also suffered for sins once for all,
the righteous for the unrighteous,
that He might bring you to God,
after being put to death in the fleshly realm
but made alive in the spiritual realm.

1 Peter 4:1

Therefore, since Christ suffered in the flesh, equip yourselves also with the same resolve—because the one who suffered in the flesh has finished with sin

1 John 2:6

The one who says he remains in Him should walk just as He walked.

1 John 3:16

This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers.

Psalm 85:13

Righteousness will go before Him
to prepare the way for His steps.

Matthew 10:38

And whoever doesn’t take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.

Matthew 11:29

All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves.

Mark 8:34-35

Summoning the crowd along with His disciples, He said to them, “If anyone wants to be My follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me.

Luke 9:23-25

Then He said to them all, “If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me.

Luke 14:26-27

“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his own father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, and even his own life—he cannot be My disciple.

Luke 24:26

Didn’t the Messiah have to suffer these things and enter into His glory?”

John 13:15

For I have given you an example that you also should do just as I have done for you.

Acts 9:16

I will show him how much he must suffer for My name!”

Acts 17:3

explaining and showing that the Messiah had to suffer and rise from the dead: “This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Messiah.”

1 Corinthians 11:1

11 1 Imitate me, as I also imitate Christ.

Ephesians 5:2

And walk in love, as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.

Philippians 2:5

Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus,

1 Thessalonians 3:3

so that no one will be shaken by these persecutions. For you yourselves know that we are appointed to this.

1 Thessalonians 4:2

For you know what commands we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

2 Timothy 3:12

In fact, all those who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

Hebrews 2:10

For in bringing many sons to glory, it was entirely appropriate that God—all things exist for Him and through Him—should make the source of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

1 Peter 1:20

He was chosen before the foundation of the world but was revealed at the end of the times for you

1 Peter 2:24

He Himself bore our sins
in His body on the tree,
so that, having died to sins,
we might live for righteousness;
you have been healed by His wounds.

1 Peter 3:9

not paying back evil for evil or insult for insult but, on the contrary, giving a blessing, since you were called for this, so that you can inherit a blessing.

Revelation 12:11

They conquered him
by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony,
for they did not love their lives
in the face of death.

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