1 Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, ♦
that you should follow in his steps.
2 He committed no sin, no guile was found on his lips, ♦
when he was reviled, he did not revile in turn.
3 When he suffered, he did not threaten, ♦
but he trusted himself to God who judges justly.
4 Christ himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, ♦
that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.
5 By his wounds, you have been healed,
for you were straying like sheep, ♦
but have now returned
to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.
1 Peter 2.21b–25
Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.
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