15 but [a]sanctify (A)Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready (B)to make a [b]defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the (C)hope that is in you, yet (D)with gentleness and [c](E)reverence; 16 [d]and keep a (F)good conscience so that in the thing in which (G)you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.

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  1. 1 Peter 3:15 I.e. set apart
  2. 1 Peter 3:15 Or argument; or explanation
  3. 1 Peter 3:15 Or fear
  4. 1 Peter 3:16 Lit having a good