16aand keep a 1goodconscienceso that in the thing in which2you are slandered, those who revile your goodbehavior in Christ will be put to shame.
For 3it is better, 4ifbGod should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is rightratherthan for doing what is wrong.
For 5Christalsodied for sins6once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might 7bring us to God, having been put to death8in the flesh, but madealive9in the cspirit ;
in dwhichalso He went and madeproclamation to the spirits now in prison,
who once were disobedient, when the 10patience of God11kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of 12the ark, in which a few, that is, 13eight14persons, were broughtsafelythrough the ewater.
2115Corresponding to that, baptismnowsaves you-16not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to Godffor a 17goodconscience-through18the resurrection of JesusChrist,
2219who is at the righthand of God, 20having gone into heaven, 21after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him.