For it is God's will1 that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.216
Live as free men,3 but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil;4 live as servants of God.517
Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers,6 fear God, honor the king.718
Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect,8 not only to those who are good and considerate,9 but also to those who are harsh.
For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God.1020
But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.1121
To this12 you were called,13 because Christ suffered for you,14 leaving you an example,15 that you should follow in his steps.
"He committed no sin,16 and no deceit was found in his mouth."a1723
When they hurled their insults at him,18 he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats.19 Instead, he entrusted himself20 to him who judges justly.2124
He himself bore our sins22 in his body on the tree,23 so that we might die to sins24 and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.2525
For you were like sheep going astray,26 but now you have returned to the Shepherd27 and Overseer of your souls.28