For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps:
Treasury of Scripture
Matthew 10:38 And he that takes not his cross, and follows after me, is not worthy of me.
Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Mark 8:34,35 And when he had called the people to him with his disciples also, he said to them, Whoever will come after me, let him deny himself...
Luke 9:23-25 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me...
Luke 14:26,27 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters...
John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer...
Acts 9:16 For I will show him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.
Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith...
1 Thessalonians 3:3 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.
1 Thessalonians 4:2 For you know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
2 Timothy 3:12 Yes, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live to righteousness...
1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh...
1 Peter 4:1 For as much then as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind...
Luke 24:26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
Acts 17:3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach to you...
Hebrews 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory...
for us. Some read, for you.
1 Peter 1:20 Who truly was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
Psalm 85:13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.
John 13:15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.
Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son...
1 Corinthians 11:1 Be you followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us...
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
1 John 2:6 He that said he stays in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives to the death.
ContextChrist's Example of Suffering
21For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps: 22Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judges righteously: 24Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live to righteousness: by whose stripes you were healed. 25For you were as sheep going astray; but are now returned to the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps:
For unto this are you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example that you should follow his steps.
Darby Bible 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:
King James Bible
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
Young's 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,