“For this is thanks worthy, if a man of conscience toward God endure grief, suffering, wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
Because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps; who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth; who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously.
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed.”
1 Peter 19 – 24