131Who is athere to harm you if you provezealous for what is good ?
But evenif you should 2suffer for the sake of righteousness, 3you bare blessed. 4AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR cINTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED,
but dsanctify5Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready6to make a edefense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the 7hope that is in you, yet8with gentleness and f9reverence ;
16gand keep a 10goodconscienceso that in the thing in which11you are slandered, those who revile your goodbehavior in Christ will be put to shame.
For 12it is better, 13ifhGod should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is rightratherthan for doing what is wrong.