13Andwho is he that will harmyou,if ye befollowers of that which is good?14But and if ye sufferfor righteousness' sake,happy are ye: andbenotafraid of theirterror,neither be troubled ;
15Butsanctify the LordGodinyourhearts:and be readyalwaysto give an answer to every man that askethyou a reasonof the hope that is inyouwithmeeknessandfear:a16Having a goodconscience;that,whereasthey speak evil of you,as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuseyourgoodconversationinChrist.17For it is better,if the will of God be so , that ye suffer for well doing , than for evil doing .
18ForChristalso hath oncesufferedforsins, the justfor the unjust,that he might bringus to God, being put to death in the flesh,butquickened by the Spirit:19Bywhichalso he went and preached unto the spiritsinprison;20
Which sometime were disobedient , whenonce the longsuffering of Godwaitedin the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing , whereinfew, that is , eightsouls were savedbywater.21
The like figurewhereunto even baptismdothalsonowsaveus (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh,but the answer of a goodconsciencetoward God,) by the resurrection of JesusChrist:22Who is goneintoheaven, and ison the right hand of God;angelsandauthoritiesandpowers being made subject unto him.