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16 but with gentleness and fear[a], having a good conscience in order that in what you are spoken-against[b], the ones maligning your good conduct in Christ may be put-to-shame. 17 For it is better to be suffering while doing-good, if the will of God should [so] will it, than while doing-evil.

Because Christ Himself Suffered To Bring Us To God, And Is Now Glorified By God

18 Because Christ also suffered once-for-all for sins— a righteous One for unrighteous ones— in order that He might bring you to God, having been put-to-death in the flesh but made-alive[c] by the Spirit[d],

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 3:16 That is respect; or, fear of God.
  2. 1 Peter 3:16 Or, slandered.
  3. 1 Peter 3:18 Or, given life.
  4. 1 Peter 3:18 Or, in the Spirit; or, in spirit, in His spirit; or, in the realm of the spirit.

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