Parallel Verses

Moffatt New Testament

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

Amplified

For [as a believer] you have been called for this purpose, since Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you may 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:

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,

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,

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 Where is the credit in standing punishment for having done wrong? No, if you stand suffering for having done right, that is what God counts a merit. 21 It is your vocation; for when Christ suffered for you, he left you an example, and you must follow his footsteps. 22 He committed no sin, no guile was ever found upon his lips;



Cross References

Acts 14:22

strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to hold by the faith, and telling them that "we have to get into the Realm of God through many a trouble."

Matthew 16:24

Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me;

John 16:33

I have said all this to you that in me you may have peace; in the world you have trouble, but courage! I have conquered the world.

Romans 8:29

For he decreed of old that those whom he predestined should share the likeness of his Son ??that he might be the firstborn of a great brotherhood.

1 Peter 3:18

Christ himself died for sins, once for all, a just man for unjust men, that he might bring us near to God; in the flesh he was put to death but he came to life in the Spirit.

1 Peter 4:1

Well, as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, let this very conviction that he who has suffered in the flesh gets quit of sin,

1 John 2:6

he who says he 'remains in him' ought to live as he lived.

1 John 3:16

We know what love is by this, that He laid down his life for us; so we ought to lay down our lives for the brotherhood.

1 John 3:16

We know what love is by this, that He laid down his life for us; so we ought to lay down our lives for the brotherhood.

Matthew 10:38

he who will not take his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me.

Matthew 11:29

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find your souls refreshed;

Mark 8:34-35

Then he called the crowd to him with his disciples and said to them, "If anyone wishes to follow me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and so follow me;

Luke 9:23-25

He said to all, "If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross day after day, and so follow me;

Luke 14:26-27

"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, aye and his own life, he cannot be a disciple of mine;

Luke 24:26

Had not the Christ to suffer thus and so enter his glory?"

John 13:15

for I have been setting you an example, that you should do what I have done to you.

Acts 9:16

I will show him all he has to suffer for the sake of my Name."

Acts 17:3

explaining and quoting passages to prove that the messiah had to suffer and rise from the dead, and that "the Jesus I proclaim to you is the messiah."

1 Corinthians 11:1

Copy me, as I copy Christ.

Ephesians 5:2

and lead lives of love, just as Christ loved you and gave himself up for you to be a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Philippians 2:5

Treat one another with the same spirit as you experience in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 3:3

to prevent anyone being disturbed by these troubles. (Troubles are our lot, you know that well;

1 Thessalonians 4:2

You remember the instructions we gave you on the authority of the Lord Jesus.

2 Timothy 3:12

Yes, and all who want to live the religious life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

Hebrews 2:10

In bringing many sons to glory, it was befitting that He for whom and by whom the universe exists, should perfect the Pioneer of their salvation by suffering.

1 Peter 1:20

He was predestined before the foundation of the world and has appeared at the end of the ages for your sake;

1 Peter 2:24

he bore our sins in his own body on the gibbet, that we might break with sin and live for righteousness; and by his wounds you have been healed.

1 Peter 3:9

never paying back evil for evil, never reviling when you are reviled, but on the contrary blessing. For this is your vocation, to bless and to inherit blessing;

Revelation 12:11

But they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they had to die for it, but they did not cling to life.

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