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1 Peter 2:20-21New King James Version (NKJV)

20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. 21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us,[a] leaving us[b] an example, that you should follow His steps:

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 2:21 NU-Text reads you.
  2. 1 Peter 2:21 NU-Text and M-Text read you.
New King James Version (NKJV)

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1 Peter 2:20-21New American Standard Bible (NASB)

20 For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds [a]favor with God.

Christ Is Our Example

21 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,

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 2:20 V 19, note 1
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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1 Peter 2:20-21Amplified Bible (AMP)

20 After all, what kind of credit is there if, when you do wrong and are punished for it, you endure it patiently? But if when you do what is right and patiently bear [undeserved] suffering, this finds favor with God.

Christ Is Our Example

21 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.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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1 Peter 2:20-21New International Version (NIV)

20 But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

New International Version (NIV)

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1 Peter 2:20-21King James Version (KJV)

20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.

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

Matthew 10:38New King James Version (NKJV)

38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.

New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Matthew 10:38New American Standard Bible (NASB)

38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.

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Matthew 10:38Amplified Bible (AMP)

38 And he who does not take his [a]cross [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me] is not worthy of Me.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 10:38 The historical background behind this statement is that those who were about to be crucified had to carry the crossbeam to which they would be nailed or bound. In addition to the terrible agony that crucifixion inflicted, it was such a great indignity that some of the Roman writers used the word cross as a curse word in the expression “Go to a bad cross!” (Lat i in malam crucem).
Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Matthew 10:38New International Version (NIV)

38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

New International Version (NIV)

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Matthew 10:38King James Version (KJV)

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

1 Peter 4:1-2New King James Version (NKJV)

Therefore, since Christ suffered for us[a] in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 4:1 NU-Text omits for us.
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

1 Peter 4:1-2New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Keep Fervent in Your Love

Therefore, since Christ has [a]suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has [b]suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 4:1 I.e. suffered death
  2. 1 Peter 4:1 I.e. suffered death
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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1 Peter 4:1-2Amplified Bible (AMP)

Keep Fervent in Your Love

Therefore, since [a]Christ suffered in the flesh [and died for us], arm yourselves [like warriors] with the same purpose [being willing to suffer for doing what is right and pleasing God], because whoever has suffered in the flesh [being like-minded with Christ] is done with [intentional] sin [having stopped pleasing the world], so that he can no longer spend the rest of his natural life living for human appetites and desires, but [lives] for the will and purpose of God.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 4:1 See 3:18.
Amplified Bible (AMP)

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1 Peter 4:1-2New International Version (NIV)

Living for God

Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.

New International Version (NIV)

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1 Peter 4:1-2King James Version (KJV)

Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

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