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21 For you were called to this, because Messiah also suffered for you, leaving you an example so that you might follow in His footsteps:

22 “He committed no sin,

nor was any deceit found in His mouth.”[a]

23 When He was abused, He did not return the abuse.[b] While suffering, He made no threats. Instead, He kept entrusting Himself to the One who judges righteously. 24 He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we, removed from sins, might live for righteousness. “By His wounds you were healed.”[c]

25 For you like sheep were going astray,[d]

but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.

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