“But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;”
King James Version (KJV)
3:14 But if ye should suffer - This is no harm to you, but a good. Fear ye not their fear - The very words of the Septuagint, #Isaiah 8:12|,13. Let not that fear be in you which the wicked feel.
1Pe 3:14 If ye suffer for righteousness' sake. Ye may be called to suffer for Christ. That is the lot of Christians, but instead of calling this an evil, happy [are ye]. See Mt 5:10. Great is the reward. It is only sowing in tears to reap in joy. Be not afraid of their terror. "Fear not with their fear" (Revised Version). With the fear of the wicked when danger comes, neither be troubled because you are persecuted.