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21 In fact, you were called to live this way, because Christ also suffered in your place, leaving you his example for you to follow.

22 He never sinned
    and he never spoke deceitfully.[a]

23 When he was verbally abused, he did not return with an insult; when he suffered, he would not threaten retaliation.[b] Jesus faithfully entrusted himself into the hands of God, who judges righteously. 24 He himself carried our sins[c] in his body on the cross[d] so that we would be dead to sin[e] and live for righteousness. Our instant healing flowed from his wounding.[f]

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  1. 1 Peter 2:22 See Isa. 53:9.
  2. 1 Peter 2:23 See Isa. 53:7.
  3. 1 Peter 2:24 See Isa. 53:4, 12.
  4. 1 Peter 2:24 Or “the tree.”
  5. 1 Peter 2:24 The Greek word apoginomai, a hapax legomenon, means “to die” or “die to something.” Although not the usual word for “to die,” Peter is using this metaphorically for “dying to sin.”
  6. 1 Peter 2:24 This healing includes the body, soul, and emotions. It was fulfilled in two ways: first, by the healing ministry of Jesus, and second, by the blood of Christ’s wounds. See Matt. 8:16-17; Isa. 53:5.

Jesus before Herod

6–7 When Pilate heard the word Galilee, he asked if Jesus was a Galilean, as he knew that Antipas, son of Herod, was the ruler over Galilee. When they told him yes, Pilate saw a way out of his problem. Herod happened to be in Jerusalem at that time, so Pilate sent Jesus to Antipas.

When Antipas saw Jesus, he was elated, for he had heard a great deal about his ministry and wanted Jesus to perform a miracle in front of him. Antipas questioned him at length, but Jesus wouldn’t even answer him.

10–11 All the while the high priests and religious leaders stood by, hatefully accusing Jesus of wrongdoing, so that Antipas and his soldiers treated him with scorn and mocking. Antipas put an elegant purple robe on Jesus and sent him back to Pilate. 12 That day, Antipas, son of Herod, and Pilate healed the rift between themselves due to old hostilities and they became good friends.

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