Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one for another. Love each other as brethren, be sympathetic, be courteous,
not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing, but contrariwise blessing, knowing that ye are called thereto, that ye might inherit a blessing.
For, "He that would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.
Let him eschew evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.
For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers; but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil."
And who is he that will harm you if ye be followers of that which is good?
But if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye. "And be not afraid of their terror; neither be troubled."
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and be ready always to give an answer to every man who asketh you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.
Have a good conscience, that, whereas they speak evil of you as of evildoers, they who falsely accuse may be ashamed by your good manner of life in Christ.
For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for welldoing than for evildoing.