Then, taking him by the right hand he raised him up, and at once his feet and ankles became strong.
If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses won't be broken, are you angry at Me because I made a man entirely well on the Sabbath?
Jesus replied, "I have shown you many good works from the Father. Which of these works are you stoning Me for?"
but set apart the Messiah as Lord in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.
However, do this with gentleness and respect, keeping your conscience clear, so that when you are accused, those who denounce your Christian life will be put to shame.
For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.
If you are ridiculed for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.