Parallel Verses

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,

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 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.

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 glory is it if, when you sin, you patiently endure beating? But if, when you do well, you patiently endure suffering, this is commendable with God. 21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example, that you should follow his steps, 22 who did not sin, "neither was deceit found in his mouth."



Cross References

Acts 14:22

confirming the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that through many afflictions we must enter into the Kingdom of God.

Matthew 16:24

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

John 16:33

I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have oppression; but cheer up! I have overcome the world."

Romans 8:29

For whom he foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

1 Peter 3:18

Because Christ also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring you to God; being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;

1 Peter 4:1

Forasmuch then as Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind; for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin;

1 John 2:6

he who says he remains in him ought himself also to walk just like he walked.

1 John 3:16

By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

Psalm 85:13

Righteousness goes before him, And prepares the way for his steps. A Prayer by David.

Matthew 10:38

He who doesn't take his cross and follow after me, isn't worthy of me.

Matthew 11:29

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

Mark 8:34-35

He called the multitude to himself with his disciples, and said to them, "Whoever wants to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Luke 9:23-25

He said to all, "If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.

Luke 14:26-27

"If anyone comes to me, and doesn't disregard his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he can't be my disciple.

Luke 24:26

Didn't the Christ have to suffer these things and to enter into his glory?"

John 13:15

For I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.

Acts 9:16

For I will show him how many things he must suffer for my name's sake."

Acts 17:3

explaining and demonstrating that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, "This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ."

1 Corinthians 11:1

Be imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Ephesians 5:2

Walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling fragrance.

Philippians 2:5

Have this in your mind, which was also in Christ Jesus,

1 Thessalonians 3:3

that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you know that we are appointed to this task.

1 Thessalonians 4:2

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

2 Timothy 3:12

Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

Hebrews 2:10

For it became him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many children to glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

1 Peter 1:20

who was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but was revealed at the end of times for your sake,

1 Peter 2:24

who his own self bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.

1 Peter 3:9

not rendering evil for evil, or insult for insult; but instead blessing; knowing that to this were you called, that you may inherit a blessing.

Revelation 12:11

They overcame him because of the Lamb's blood, and because of the word of their testimony. They didn't love their life, even to death.

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