A SILENT PATIENCE

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Industry Observer
A SILENT PATIENCE
1 PETER 2:23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.
ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY He entrusted himself.—This was His only form of revenge.
CAMBRIDGE BIBLE They were tempted to return “railing for railing” (chap. 1 Peter 3:9). Christ had met taunts and revilings with a silent patience. They in their passionate indignation too often threatened revenge in some near or distant future. He, though he might have asked His Father for twelve legions of angels, had uttered no threats of judgment, but had committed Himself (as in the words on the Cross, “Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit,” Luke 23:46) to the righteous Judge.

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