1 Peter 3:13-22 - Suffer For Doing What Is Good

13 And who is there that can hurt you if you are eager to do what is right? 14 Even if you should suffer for uprightness, you are blessed. But do not be afraid of them, nor be troubled, 15 but reverence Christ in your hearts as Lord, and always be ready to make your defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that you have. But do so gently and respectfully, 16 and keep your conscience clear, so that those who abuse your upright Christian conduct may be made ashamed of their slanders. 17 For it is better to suffer for doing right, if that should be God's will, than for doing wrong.

18 For Christ himself died once for all, for sin, an upright man for unrighteous men, to bring us to God, and was physically put to death, but he was made alive in the Spirit.

19 In it Enoch went and preached even to those spirits that were in prison, 20 who had once been disobedient, when in Noah's time God in his patience waited for the ark to be made ready, in which a few people, eight in all, were brought safely through the water. 21 Baptism, which corresponds to it, now saves you also (not as the mere removing of physical stain, but as the craving for a conscience right with God)??hrough the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone to heaven and is at God's right hand, with angels, hierarchies, and powers made subject to him.