3:16 Yet do it with courtesy and respect, 1 keeping a good conscience, so that those who slander your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame when they accuse you. 2
1 Peter 3:21Context
3:21 And this prefigured baptism, which now saves you 3 – not the washing off of physical dirt 4 but the pledge 5 of a good conscience to God – through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
2 tn Grk “when you are spoken against.”
3 tn Grk “which also, [as] an antitype, now saves you, [that is] baptism.” Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation.
4 tn Grk “the removal of the dirt of the flesh,” where flesh refers to the physical make-up of the body with no moral connotations.
5 tn Or “response”; “answer.”