16 (A)having a good conscience, so that, (B)when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. 17 For (C)it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.

18 For Christ also (D)suffered[a] (E)once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, (F)that he might bring us to God, being put to death (G)in the flesh but made alive (H)in the spirit,

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16 keeping a clear conscience,(A) so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.(B) 17 For it is better, if it is God’s will,(C) to suffer for doing good(D) than for doing evil. 18 For Christ also suffered once(E) for sins,(F) the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.(G) He was put to death in the body(H) but made alive in the Spirit.(I)

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