For, "1THE ONE WHO DESIRESLIFE, TO LOVE AND SEEGOODDAYS, MUST KEEP HIS TONGUE FROM EVIL AND HIS LIPS FROM SPEAKINGDECEIT.
"2HE MUST TURNAWAY FROM EVIL AND DOGOOD; HE MUST SEEKPEACE AND PURSUE IT.
"3FOR THE EYES OF THE LORD ARE TOWARD THE RIGHTEOUS, AND HIS EARS ATTEND TO THEIR PRAYER, BUT THE FACE OF THE LORD IS AGAINST THOSE WHO DOEVIL."
134Who is athere to harm you if you provezealous for what is good?
But evenif you should 5suffer for the sake of righteousness, 6you bare blessed. 7AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR cINTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED,
but dsanctify8Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready9to make a edefense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the 10hope that is in you, yet11with gentleness and f12reverence;
16gand keep a 13goodconscienceso that in the thing in which14you are slandered, those who revile your goodbehavior in Christ will be put to shame.
For 15it is better, 16ifhGod should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is rightratherthan for doing what is wrong.
For 17Christalsodied for sins18once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might 19bring us to God, having been put to death20in the flesh, but madealive21in the ispirit;
in jwhichalso He went and madeproclamation to the spirits now in prison,
who once were disobedient, when the 22patience of God23kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of 24the ark, in which a few, that is, 25eight26persons, were broughtsafelythrough the kwater.