1 Peter 3:13-18 NIV

13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good?1

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14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed.2 "Do not fear what they feara; do not be frightened."b3

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    • b 3:14 - Or "not fear their threats"
    • c 3:14 - Isaiah 8:12
      15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer4 to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope5 that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

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      16 keeping a clear conscience,6 so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.7

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      17 It is better, if it is God's will,8 to suffer for doing good9 than for doing evil.

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      18 For Christ died for sins10 once for all,11 the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.12 He was put to death in the body13 but made alive by the Spirit,14

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