8Finally , be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:9Notrenderingevilforevil,orrailingforrailing:butcontrariwiseblessing;knowingthat ye arethereuntocalled , that ye should inherit a blessing .
10For he that willlovelife,andseegooddays, let him refrainhistonguefromevil,andhislips that they speaknoguile:11
Let him eschewevil,anddogood; let him seekpeace,andensueit.12For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous,andhisears are open untotheirprayers:but the face of the Lord is againsta them that doevil.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:b16Having 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: