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16 yet with humility and reverence—keeping a clear conscience so that, whatever you are accused of, those who abuse you for your good conduct in Messiah may be put to shame. 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good (if it is God’s will) than for doing evil.

18 For Messiah once suffered for sins also—the righteous for the unrighteous[a]—in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive by the Ruach.

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  1. 1 Peter 3:18 cf. Isa. 53:11-12.

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