"1FOR 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."
132Who is athere to harm you if you provezealous for what is good ?
But evenif you should 3suffer for the sake of righteousness, 4you bare blessed. 5AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR cINTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED,
but dsanctify6Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready7to make a edefense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the 8hope that is in you, yet9with gentleness and f10reverence ;
16gand keep a 11goodconscienceso that in the thing in which12you are slandered, those who revile your goodbehavior in Christ will be put to shame.
For 13it is better, 14ifhGod should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is rightratherthan for doing what is wrong.
For 15Christalsodied for sins16once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might 17bring us to God, having been put to death18in the flesh, but madealive19in the ispirit ;
in jwhichalso He went and madeproclamation to the spirits now in prison,
who once were disobedient, when the 20patience of God21kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of 22the ark, in which a few, that is, 23eight24persons, were broughtsafelythrough the kwater.
2125Corresponding to that, baptismnowsaves you-26not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to Godlfor a 27goodconscience-through28the resurrection of JesusChrist,
2229who is at the righthand of God, 30having gone into heaven, 31after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him.