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1 Peter 3:14-15

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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 

1 sn The Greek construction here implies that such suffering was not the norm, even though it could happen, and in fact may well have happened to some of the readers (cf. 4:4, 12-19).

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).

4 sn A quotation from Isa 8:12.

5 tc Most later mss (P Ï) have θεόν (qeon, “God”) instead of Χριστόν (Criston; “Christ”) here. But Χριστόν is widely supported by excellent and early witnesses (Ì72 א A B C Ψ 33 1739 al latt sy co), and as a less common idiom better explains the rise of the other reading.

6 tn Or “sanctify Christ as Lord.”

7 tn Grk “the hope in you.”



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