Bible: 1 Peter 3:8-16

Suffering for Doing Good

3:8 Finally, all of you be harmonious, 1  sympathetic, affectionate, compassionate, and humble. 3:9 Do not return evil for evil or insult for insult, but instead bless 2  others 3  because you were called to inherit a blessing. 3:10 For

the one who wants to love life and see good days must keep 4  his tongue from evil and his lips from uttering deceit.

3:11 And he must turn away from evil and do good;

he must seek peace and pursue it.

3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are 5  upon the righteous and his ears are open to their prayer.

But the Lord’s face is against those who do evil. 6 

3:13 For 7  who is going to harm you if you are devoted to what is good? 3:14 But in fact, if you happen to suffer 8  for doing what is right, 9  you are blessed. But do not be terrified of them 10  or be shaken. 11  3:15 But set Christ 12  apart 13  as Lord in your hearts and always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope you possess. 14  3:16 Yet do it with courtesy and respect, 15  keeping a good conscience, so that those who slander your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame when they accuse you. 16 

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