1 Peter 3:13-22 CSB

Undeserved Suffering

13 And who will harma you if you are passionate for what is good?b

References for 1 Peter 3:13

    • k 3:13 - Or will mistreat, or will do evil to
    • l 3:13 - Lit you are zealots, or you are partisans for the good, or you are eager to do good
      14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness, you are blessed.c Do not fear what they fear or be disturbed, d

      References for 1 Peter 3:14

        • m 3:14 - Mt 5:10; 1 Pt 2:20; 4:14
        • n 3:14 - Isaiah 8:12
          15 but set apart the Messiahe as Lord in your hearts,f and always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reasong for the hope that is in you.

          References for 1 Peter 3:15

            • o 3:15 - Other mss read set God
            • p 3:15 - Isaiah 8:13
            • q 3:15 - Or who demands of you an accounting
              16 However, do this with gentleness and respect, keeping your conscience clear,h i so that when you are accused,j those who denounce your Christian life will be put to shame.k

              References for 1 Peter 3:16

                • r 3:16 - Lit good; or keeping a clear conscience
                • s 3:16 - Heb 10:22; 1 Pt 3:21
                • t 3:16 - Other mss read when they speak against you as evildoers
                • u 3:16 - 1 Pt 2:15
                  17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will,l than for doing evil.

                  References for 1 Peter 3:17

                    • v 3:17 - Lit if the will of God should will
                      18 For Christ also suffered for sins once for all,m n the righteouso for the unrighteous,p that He might bring youq to God,r after being put to death in the fleshly realms but made alive in the spiritual realm.t

                      References for 1 Peter 3:18

                        • w 3:18 - Other mss read died for sins on our behalf; other mss read died for our sins; other mss read died for sins on your behalf
                        • x 3:18 - Rm 6:10; Heb 9:28; 10:10; 1 Pt 2:21; 4:1
                        • y 3:18 - Isaiah 53:11
                        • z 3:18 - Or the Righteous One in the place of the unrighteous many
                        • { 3:18 - Other mss read us
                        • | 3:18 - Eph 2:18
                        • } 3:18 - Or in the flesh
                        • ~ 3:18 - Or in the spirit, or in the Spirit
                          19 In that stateu He also went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prisonv

                          References for 1 Peter 3:19

                            •  3:19 - Or In whom, or At that time, or In which
                            • € 3:19 - The spirits in prison are most likely fallen supernatural beings or angels; see 2 Pt 2:4; Jd 6.
                              20 who in the past were disobedient, when God patiently waited in the days of Noahw while an ark was being prepared; in it, a few-that is, eight peoplex-were saved through water.

                              References for 1 Peter 3:20

                                •  3:20 - Gn 6:1-8:22
                                • ‚ 3:20 - Lit souls
                                  21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the pledgey of a good consciencez toward God) through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

                                  References for 1 Peter 3:21

                                    • ƒ 3:21 - Or the appeal
                                    • „ 3:21 - Heb 10:22
                                      22 Now that He has gone into heaven, He is at God's right hand, with angels, authorities, and powers subjected to Him.{

                                      References for 1 Peter 3:22

                                        • … 3:22 - Eph 1:20-22