1 Peter 2:18-25

EJ2000(i) 18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and humane, but also to the unjust. 19 For this is due to grace, if a man for conscience toward God endures grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what glory is it if, when ye are 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 due to grace from God. 21 Because for this were ye called: for the Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps 22 who did no sin neither was guile found in his mouth, 23 who, when he was cursed, did not return the curse; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but committed himself to him that judges righteously; 24 he himself bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness; by whose wound ye were healed. 25 For ye were as sheep that had gone astray, but are now converted unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.