1 Peter 3:15-17 NIV

15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer1 to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope2 that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

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16 keeping a clear conscience,3 so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.4

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17 It is better, if it is God's will,5 to suffer for doing good6 than for doing evil.

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