91not returningevil for evilor2insult for insult, but agiving a 3blessinginstead; for 4you were called for the very purpose that you might 5inherit a blessing.
For, "6THE ONE WHO DESIRESLIFE, TO LOVE AND SEEGOODDAYS, MUST KEEP HIS TONGUE FROM EVIL AND HIS LIPS FROM SPEAKINGDECEIT.
"7HE MUST TURNAWAY FROM EVIL AND DOGOOD; HE MUST SEEKPEACE AND PURSUE IT.
"8FOR 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."
139Who is bthere to harm you if you provezealous for what is good?
But evenif you should 10suffer for the sake of righteousness, 11you care blessed. 12AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR dINTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED,
but esanctify13Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready14to make a fdefense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the 15hope that is in you, yet16with gentleness and g17reverence;
16hand keep a 18goodconscienceso that in the thing in which19you are slandered, those who revile your goodbehavior in Christ will be put to shame.
For 20it is better, 21ifiGod should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is rightratherthan for doing what is wrong.
For 22Christalsodied for sins23once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might 24bring us to God, having been put to death25in the flesh, but madealive26in the jspirit;
in kwhichalso He went and madeproclamation to the spirits now in prison,