13 1Who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good?
14 But even if you should 2suffer for the sake of righteousness, 3you are blessed. 4AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR INTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED,
15 but sanctify 5Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready 6to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the 7hope that is in you, yet 8with gentleness and 9reverence;
16 and keep a 10good conscience so that in the thing in which 11you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.
17 For 12it is better, 13if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong.