RLDS Verse Context
Inspired Version, 1908 Book of Mormon, DC 1-144
1 Peter 3:14 - 1 Peter 4:1
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 with meekness and fear to every man that asketh of you a reason for the hope that is in you:
16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conduct in Christ.
17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
18 For Christ also once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit, that he might bring us to God.
19 For which cause also, he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
20 Some of whom were disobedient in the days of Noah, while the long-suffering of God waited, while the ark was preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us, (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ;
22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.
1 Peter 4
Intro: The gospel preached to the dead -- Of persecution.
1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind;