1 Peter 3:15
Good News Translation
But have reverence for Christ in your hearts, and honor him as Lord. Be ready at all times to answer anyone who asks you to explain the hope you have in you,

Contemporary English Version
Honor Christ and let him be the Lord of your life. Always be ready to give an answer when someone asks you about your hope.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But sanctify the Lord Christ in your hearts, being ready always to satisfy every one that asketh you a reason of that hope which is in you.

New American Bible
but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope,

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But sanctify the Lord Christ in your hearts, being ready always to satisfy every one that asketh you a reason of that hope which is in you.

sanctify.

Numbers 20:12 And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron: Because you have not believed me, to sanctify me before the children of Israel, you shall not bring these people into the land, which I will give them.

Numbers 27:14 Because you offended me in the desert of Sin in the contradiction of the multitude, neither would you sanctify me before them at the waters. These are the waters of contradiction in Cades of the desert of Sin.

Isaiah 5:16 And the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and the holy God shall be sanctified in justice.

Isaiah 29:23 But when he shall see his children, the work of my hands in the midst of him sanctifying my name, and they shall sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall glorify the God of Israel:

and be.

Psalm 119:46 And I spoke of thy testimonies before kings: and I was not ashamed.

Jeremiah 26:12-16 Then Jeremiah spoke to all the princes, and to all the people, saying: The Lord sent me to prophesy concerning this house, and concerning this city all the words that you have heard. . . .

Daniel 3:16-18 Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, answered, and said to king Nabuchodonosor: We have no occasion to answer thee concerning this matter. . . .

Amos 7:14-17 But prophesy not again any more in Bethel: because it is the king's sanctuary, and it is the house of the kingdom. . . .

Matthew 10:18-20 And you shall be brought before governors, and before kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles: . . .

Luke 21:14,15 Lay it up therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before how you shall answer: . . .

Acts 4:8-12 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said to them: Ye princes of the people and ancients, hear. . . .

Acts 5:29-31 But Peter and the apostles answering, said: We ought to obey God rather than men. . . .

Acts 21:39,40 But Paul said to him: I am a Jew of Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city. And I beseech thee, suffer me to speak to the people. . . .

Acts 22:1,2 Men, brethren and fathers, hear ye the account which I now give unto you. . . .

*etc:

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be always in grace seasoned with salt: that you may know how you ought to answer every man.

2 Timothy 2:25 With modesty admonishing them that resist the truth: if peradventure God may give them repentance to know the truth;

a reason.

1 Samuel 12:7 Now, therefore, stand up, that I may plead in judgment against you before the Lord, concerning all the kindness of the Lord, which he hath shewn to you, and to your fathers:

Isaiah 1:18 And then come, and accuse me, saith the Lord: if your sins be as scarlet, they shall be made as white as snow: and if they be red as crimson, they shall be white as wool.

Isaiah 41:21 Bring your cause near, saith the Lord: bring hither, if you have any thing to allege, saith the King of Jacob.

Acts 24:25 And as he treated of justice and chastity and of the judgment to come, Felix, being terrified, answered: For this time, go thy way: but when I have a convenient time, I will send for thee.

the hope.

1 Peter 1:3,4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy hath regenerated us unto a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead: . . .

Colossians 1:5,23,27 For the hope that is laid up for you in heaven, which you have heard in the word of the truth of the gospel, . . .

Titus 1:2 Unto the hope of life everlasting, which God, who lieth not, hath promised before the times of the world:

Hebrews 3:6 But Christ, as the Son in his own house: which house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and glory of hope unto the end.

Hebrews 6:1,18,19 Wherefore, leaving the word of the beginning of Christ, let us go on to things more perfect: not laying again the foundation of penance from dead works and of faith towards God, . . .

with.

1 Peter 3:2,4 Considering your chaste conversation with fear. . . .

2 Timothy 2:25,26 With modesty admonishing them that resist the truth: if peradventure God may give them repentance to know the truth; . . .

fear.

Context
Suffering for Righteousness
14But if also you suffer any thing for justice' sake, blessed are ye. And be not afraid of their fear: and be not troubled. 15But sanctify the Lord Christ in your hearts, being ready always to satisfy every one that asketh you a reason of that hope which is in you. 16But with modesty and fear, having a good conscience: that whereas they speak evil of you, they may be ashamed who falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.…
Cross References
Proverbs 15:28
The mind of the just studieth obedience: the mouth of the wicked overfloweth with evils.

Proverbs 22:21
That I might shew thee the certainty, and the words of truth, to answer out of these to them that sent thee.

Isaiah 5:16
And the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and the holy God shall be sanctified in justice.

Isaiah 8:12
Say ye not: A conspiracy: for all that this people speaketh, is a conspiracy: neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.

Colossians 4:6
Let your speech be always in grace seasoned with salt: that you may know how you ought to answer every man.

2 Timothy 2:25
With modesty admonishing them that resist the truth: if peradventure God may give them repentance to know the truth;

1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy hath regenerated us unto a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead:

1 Peter 1:17
And if you invoke as Father him who, without respect of persons, judgeth according to every one's work: converse in fear during the time of your sojourning here.

Additional Translations
But in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give a defense to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope that you have. But respond with gentleness and respect,

But in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord, always ready for a defense to everyone asking you an account concerning the hope in you; yet with gentleness and fear,

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

but sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord: being ready always to give answer to every man that asketh you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with meekness and fear:

but sanctify [the] Lord the Christ in your hearts, and [be] always prepared to [give] an answer [to] every one that asks you to give an account of the hope that [is] in you, but with meekness and fear;

but sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord: being ready always to give answer to every man that asketh you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with meekness and fear:

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.

but in your hearts consecrate Christ as Lord, being always ready to make your defence to any one who asks from you a reason for the hope which you cherish.

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, with humility and fear:

and the Lord God sanctify in your hearts. And be ready always for defence to every one who is asking of you an account concerning the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;
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