1 Pet. 2:20ff
"For what glory is it, if when ye be 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 acceptable with God.
For even hereunto were ye called; because Christ also suffered for us,
leaving us an example, that we 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 sin, should live unto righteousness:
by whose stripes ye were healed."