14 But even if you should (A)suffer for the sake of righteousness, (B)you [a]are blessed. (C)And do not fear their [b]intimidation, and do not be troubled, 15 but [c]sanctify (D)Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready (E)to make a [d]defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the (F)hope that is in you, yet (G)with gentleness and [e](H)reverence;

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 3:14 Or would be
  2. 1 Peter 3:14 Lit fear
  3. 1 Peter 3:15 I.e. set apart
  4. 1 Peter 3:15 Or argument; or explanation
  5. 1 Peter 3:15 Or fear

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