1 Peter 2:22 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

1 Peter 2:22, NIV: He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.'

1 Peter 2:22, ESV: He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.

1 Peter 2:22, KJV: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

1 Peter 2:22, NASB: HE who committed no sin, NOR WAS ANY DECEIT found IN HIS MOUTH;

1 Peter 2:22, NLT: He never sinned, nor ever deceived anyone.

1 Peter 2:22, CSB: He did not commit sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth;

What does 1 Peter 2:22 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Peter is making the case that Jesus' suffering during His earthly life was unjust. He suffered because He was doing what was right. That is, He endured the pain and sadness of His trials willingly, out of submission to His Father, and for our sake. However, this was never as a result of any wrongdoing on His part. Peter quotes from the prophecy of Isaiah 53:9, pointing to the coming Messiah. Jesus' innocence from sin included never being deceitful in any way.

This verse builds on 1 Peter 2:18–21. There, Peter has asserted that Christians are called to follow Jesus' example. We are to walk in His steps, and those steps may well cause us to suffering for doing good. We should expect this, and not see all suffering as a sign of our failure or of God's faithlessness (John 17:14–19). We will, in fact, be commended for enduring under that kind of suffering (1 Peter 2:20).