8aTo sum up, 1all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, 2brotherly, 3kindhearted, and 4humble in spirit ;
95not returningevil for evilor6insult for insult, but bgiving a 7blessinginstead ; for 8you were called for the very purpose that you might 9inherit a blessing.
For, "10THE ONE WHO DESIRESLIFE, TO LOVE AND SEEGOODDAYS, MUST KEEP HIS TONGUE FROM EVIL AND HIS LIPS FROM SPEAKINGDECEIT.
"11HE MUST TURNAWAY FROM EVIL AND DOGOOD ; HE MUST SEEKPEACE AND PURSUE IT.
"12FOR THE EYES OF THE LORD ARE TOWARD THE RIGHTEOUS, AND HIS EARS ATTEND TO THEIR PRAYER, BUT THE FACE OF THE LORD IS AGAINST THOSE WHO DOEVIL."
1313Who is cthere to harm you if you provezealous for what is good ?
But evenif you should 14suffer for the sake of righteousness, 15you dare blessed. 16AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR eINTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED,
but fsanctify17Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready18to make a gdefense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the 19hope that is in you, yet20with gentleness and h21reverence ;
16iand keep a 22goodconscienceso that in the thing in which23you are slandered, those who revile your goodbehavior in Christ will be put to shame.
For 24it is better, 25ifjGod should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is rightratherthan for doing what is wrong.