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16 yet do it with gentleness and reverence.[a] Keep your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who abuse you for your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame. 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if suffering should be God’s will, than to suffer for doing evil. 18 For Christ also suffered[b] for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you[c] to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit,

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  1. 1 Peter 3:16 Or respect
  2. 1 Peter 3:18 Other ancient authorities read died
  3. 1 Peter 3:18 Other ancient authorities read us

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