1 Peter, Chapter 3

3:1 In like manner, you+ wives, [be] in subjection to your+ own husbands; that, even if any do not obey the word, they may without the word be gained by the behavior of their wives;
3:2 watching your+ chaste behavior [coupled] with fear.
3:3 Whose [adorning] let it not be the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on apparel;
3:4 but [let it be] the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible [apparel] of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
3:5 For after this manner previously the holy women also, who hoped in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands:
3:6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. You+ became her children--doing good and not being put in fear by any terror.
3:7 You+ husbands, in like manner, dwell with [your+ wives] according to knowledge, giving honor to the woman, as to the weaker vessel, as being also joint-heirs of the grace of life; to the end that your+ prayers not be hindered.
3:8 Finally, all of you+ [be] likeminded, compassionate, loving as brothers, tenderhearted, humbleminded:
3:9 not rendering evil for evil, or reviling for reviling; but on the contrary blessing; for hereunto were you+ called, that you+ should inherit a blessing.
3:10 For, He who would love life, And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips that they speak no guile:
3:11 And let him turn away from evil, and do good; Let him seek peace, and pursue it.
3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And his ears to their supplication: But the face of the Lord is on those who do evil.
3:13 And who is he that will harm you+, if you+ are zealous of that which is good?
3:14 But even if you+ should suffer for righteousness' sake, blessed [are you+]: and don't be afraid of their fear, neither be troubled;
3:15 but sanctify in your+ hearts the Lord Christ: [being] ready always to give answer to every man who asks you+ a reason concerning the hope that is in you+,
3:16 yet with meekness and fear, having a good conscience; that, in what you+ are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your+ good manner of life in Christ.
3:17 For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that you+ suffer for doing good than for doing evil.
3:18 Because Christ also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring you+ to God; being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;
3:19 in which also he went and preached to the spirits in prison,
3:20 who previously were disobedient, when the long-suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water:
3:21 which also after a true likeness does now save you+, [even] baptism, not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the interrogation of a good conscience toward God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ;
3:22 who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven; angels and authorities and powers being made subject to him.

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