1 Peter 2:18-25

Lamsa(i) 18 And the servants among you, let them be submissive to their masters with due respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are severe and difficult. 19 For such men have favor before God; because of a good conscience they endure sorrows which come upon them unjustly. 20 What praise have they who endure suffering because of their faults? But when you do good, and are made to suffer, and you take it patiently, then your glory is greater with God. 21 For to this purpose you were called: because Christ also died for us, leaving us an example, that we should follow in his footsteps. 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 Who, wen he was reviled, he did not revile again: when he suffered he did not threaten, but committed his cause to him who judges righteously: 24 And he bore all our sins, and lifted them with his body on the cross, that we being dead to sin, should live through his righteousness: and by his wounds you were healed. 25 For you had gone astray like sheep, but you have now returned to the Shepherd and the Guardian of your souls.