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15 but in your hearts reverence Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence; 16 and keep your conscience clear, so that, when you are abused, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.

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15 But [a]sanctify [b]the Lord God in your hearts, and always (A)be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the (B)hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; 16 (C)having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.

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