BibleGateway: 1 Peter 3:8-16
ESV Text: 1 Peter 3:8-16
The section starts at about 1:0 and ends at about 2:20
8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: 11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. 13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? 14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; 15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.(KJV)
Hymn: TLH 414:
The Man is Ever Blest
1. The man is ever blest
Who shuns the sinners’ ways,
Among their counsels never stands,
Nor takes the scorners’ place.
2. But makes the Law of God
His study and delight
Amid the labors of the day
And watches of the night.
3. He like a tree shall thrive,
With waters near the root;
Fresh as the leaf his name shall live,
His works are heavenly fruit.
4. Not so the ungodly race,
They no such blessings find;
Their hopes shall flee like empty chaff
Before the driving wind.
5. How shall they bear to stand
Before that judgment-seat
Where all the saints at Christ’s right hand
In full assembly meet?
6. He knows, and He approves,
The way the righteous go;
But sinners and their works shall meet
A dreadful overflow.
Hymn: LSB 844 Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace