1 Peter 2:18-25

Thomson(i) 18 You who are servants, be subject to your masters with reverence, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the morose. 19 For this is pleasing, if from a conscientious regard to God one endureth grief suffering wrongfully. 20 For what glory is it, if when you commit a fault and are beaten, you suffer patiently? But if when acting well you meet with ill usage, and bear it, this is well pleasing in the sight of God. 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ himself suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in his footsteps, 22 "Who committed no sin, nor was guile found in his mouth"; 23 who when he was reviled, did not revile again, when he suffered, did not threaten; but committed himself to him who judgeth righteously; 24 who himself offered up our sins in his own body on the cross, that we, being freed from those sins, might live for righteousness; "by whose stripes you have been healed." 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but are now brought back to the shepherd and overseer of your souls.