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Jesus suffered for doing good; we are blessed if we so suffer.

BibleGateway: 1 Peter 3:8-17

ESV Text: 1 Peter 3:8-17

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:0 and ends at about 2:27

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     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. 17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 173:
Lord Jesus, We Give Thanks to Thee

— Organ Audio

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1. Lord Jesus, we give thanks to Thee 
That Thou hast died to set us free; 
Made righteous through Thy precious blood, 
We now are reconciled to God. 

2. By virtue of Thy wounds we pray, 
True God and Man, be Thou our Stay, 
Our Comfort when we yield our breath, 
Our Rescue from eternal death. 

3. Defend us, Lord, from sin and shame; 
Help us by Thine almighty name 
To bear our crosses patiently, 
Consoled by Thy great agony, 

4. And thus the full assurance gain 
That Thou to us wilt true remain 
And not forsake us in our strife 
Until we enter into life.