12 Do not call everything a conspiracy
these people say is a conspiracy.(A)
Do not fear what they fear;(B)
do not be terrified.
13 You are to regard only the Lord of Armies as holy.(C)
Only he should be feared;(D)
only he should be held in awe.

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12 “Do not call conspiracy(A)
    everything this people calls a conspiracy;
do not fear what they fear,(B)
    and do not dread it.(C)
13 The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy,(D)
    he is the one you are to fear,(E)
    he is the one you are to dread.(F)

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12 I—I am the one who comforts you.
Who are you that you should fear humans who die,(A)
or a son of man who is given up like grass?(B)
13 But you have forgotten the Lord, your Maker,
who stretched out the heavens
and laid the foundations of the earth.(C)
You are in constant dread all day long
because of the fury of the oppressor,
who has set himself to destroy.
But where is the fury of the oppressor?(D)

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12 “I, even I, am he who comforts(A) you.
    Who are you that you fear(B) mere mortals,(C)
    human beings who are but grass,(D)
13 that you forget(E) the Lord your Maker,(F)
    who stretches out the heavens(G)
    and who lays the foundations of the earth,
that you live in constant terror(H) every day
    because of the wrath of the oppressor,
    who is bent on destruction?
For where is the wrath of the oppressor?(I)

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Do not be afraid of anyone,(A)
for I will be with you to rescue you.(B)
This is the Lord’s declaration.

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Do not be afraid(A) of them, for I am with you(B) and will rescue(C) you,” declares the Lord.(D)

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14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness,(A) you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear[a](B)or be intimidated,[b](C)

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Footnotes

  1. 3:14 Or Do not fear them
  2. 3:14 Is 8:12

14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed.(A) “Do not fear their threats[a]; do not be frightened.”[b](B)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 3:14 Or fear what they fear
  2. 1 Peter 3:14 Isaiah 8:12

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