If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye
; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as
a thief, or as
an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.
Yet if any man suffer
as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
For the time is come
that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it
at us, what shall the end be
of them that obey not the gospel of God?
And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him
in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.