The Holman Christian Standard Bible

1 Peter 3:1–7

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Wives and Husbands

3 In the same way, wives, f submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, even if some disobey the Christian message, g they may be won over h i without a message by the way their wives live j when they observe your pure, reverent lives. k Your beauty should not consist of outward things like elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold ornaments l or fine clothes. m Instead, it should consist of what is inside n the heart o with the imperishable quality of a gentle p and quiet q spirit, which is very valuable in God’s eyes. For in the past, the holy r women who put their hope s in God also beautified themselves in this way, submitting to their own husbands, just as Sarah t obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. You have become her children when you do what is good and are not frightened by anything alarming. u

Husbands, v in the same way, live with your wives with an understanding of their weaker nature w x yet showing them honor as coheirs of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.

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