Parallel Verses

Worsley New Testament

For unto this are ye called; because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye might 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 [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,

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;

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 ye sin and are punished for it, ye bear it patiently? but if when ye do well and suffer for it, ye bear it patiently, this will gain favor with God. 21 For unto this are ye called; because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye might follow his steps. 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:



Cross References

Acts 14:22

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

Matthew 16:24

Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any one is willing to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me:

John 16:33

These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have trouble: but be of good courage, I have overcome the world.

Romans 8:29

for those whom he foreknew, He also predetermined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that He might be as the first-born among many brethren: and whom He before ordained, these He also called;

1 Peter 3:18

As Christ also once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust (that He might introduce us to God) being indeed put to death in the flesh, but raised to life by the Spirit:

1 Peter 4:1

Seeing therefore Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same thought, that he, who hath mortified the flesh, hath ceased from sin;

1 John 2:6

He that saith, he abideth in Him, ought himself also so to walk even as He walked.

1 John 3:16

In this we know his love, that He laid down his life for us: and we should be ready to lay down our lives for the brethren.

1 John 3:16

In this we know his love, that He laid down his life for us: and we should be ready to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Matthew 10:38

and he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

Matthew 11:29

Take but my yoke upon you, and learn of me, (for I am meek and lowly in heart,) and ye shall find refreshment to your souls:

Mark 8:34-35

And calling the people and his disciples to Him, He said unto them, Whosoever is willing to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me:

Luke 9:23-25

And He said unto them all, if any one is willing to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me:

Luke 14:26-27

so he turned and said to them, If any man come to me, and does not comparatively hate his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea and his own life too, he cannot be my disciple.

Luke 24:26

Was not the Messiah to suffer these things, and so to enter into his glory?

John 13:15

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

Acts 9:16

for I will shew him how great sufferings he must endure for my name.

Acts 17:3

opening them and shewing, that the Messiah was to suffer and rise again from the dead: and that this is the Christ even, Jesus, whom, said he, I preach unto you.

1 Corinthians 11:1

Be ye then imitators of me, as I also am of Christ.

Ephesians 5:2

even as Christ hath loved us, and given Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odor of sweet perfume.

Philippians 2:5

Let the same mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

1 Thessalonians 3:3

that no one might be shaken by these afflictions: for ye yourselves know that we are appointed hereunto.

1 Thessalonians 4:2

For ye know what commandments we gave you from the Lord Jesus.

2 Timothy 3:12

And indeed all, that are desirous to live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution.

Hebrews 2:10

For it became Him for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect by sufferings:

1 Peter 1:20

who was indeed appointed before the foundation of the world, but manifested in these last times, for your sakes,

1 Peter 2:24

Who Himself bare our sins in his own body on the cross, that we being dead to sins, might live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye are healed.

1 Peter 3:9

not returning evil for evil, or reproach for reproach: but on the contrary blessing even those that curse you: knowing ye are called unto this, that ye may obtain a blessing.

Revelation 12:11

And they have overcome him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their life unto the death.

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