1 Peter 2:14-15; 1 Peter 2:20; 1 Peter 3:6; 1 Peter 3:17
or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.
For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.
For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God.
just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord , and you have become her children if you do what is right without being frightened by any fear.
For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong.