1 Peter 3:14

But and if ye should suffer (all ei kai pascoite). "But if ye should also (or even) suffer." Condition of the fourth class with ei and the optative (undetermined with less likelihood), a rare condition in the vernacular Koin, since the optative was a dying mode. If matters, in spite of the prophetic note of victory in verse 1 Corinthians 13 , should come to actual suffering "for righteousness' sake" (dia dikaiosunhn) as in Matthew 5:10 (eneken, not dia), then "blessed" (makarioi, the very word of Jesus there which see, a word meaning "happy," not euloghtoi) "are ye" (not in the Greek). If the conclusion were expressed regularly, it would be eihte an (ye would be), not este (ye are). It is interesting to note the third-class condition in verse Matthew 13 just before the fourth-class one in verse Matthew 14 . Fear not their fear (ton pobon autwn mh pobhqhte). Prohibition with mh and the first aorist (ingressive) passive subjunctive of pobeomai, to fear, and the cognate accusative pobon (fear, terror). "Do not fear their threats" (Bigg). Quotation from Isaiah 8:12 . Neither be troubled (mhde taraxqhte). Prohibition with mhde and the first aorist (ingressive) subjunctive of tarassw, to disturb ( Matthew 2:6 ; John 12:27 ). Part of the same quotation. Cf. 1 Peter 3:6 .