keeping a clear conscience,1 so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.217
It is better, if it is God's will,3 to suffer for doing good4 than for doing evil.
For Christ died for sins5 once for all,6 the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.7 He was put to death in the body8 but made alive by the Spirit,919
through whoma also he went and preached to the spirits in prison1020
who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently11 in the days of Noah while the ark was being built.12 In it only a few people, eight in all,13 were saved14 through water,
and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you15 also--not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledgeb of a good conscience16 toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,1722
who has gone into heaven18 and is at God's right hand19--with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him.20