3:14 But in fact, if you happen to suffer 1 for doing what is right, 2 you are blessed. But do not be terrified of them 3 or be shaken. 4 3:15 But set Christ 5 apart 6 as Lord in your hearts and always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope you possess. 7
2 tn Grk “because of righteousness.”
3 tn Grk “do not fear their fear,” referring to those who cause their suffering. The phrase “their fear” may mean “what they fear” (subjective genitive), but in a situation of persecution it more likely means “fear of them” (objective genitive).
5 tc Most later
6 tn Or “sanctify Christ as Lord.”
7 tn Grk “the hope in you.”