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 2 when they observe your pure, reverent lives. k 3 Your beauty should not consist of outward things like elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold ornaments l or fine clothes. m 4 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. 5 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, 6 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
3:1 * may be gained
3:3 * and of putting around of gold items
3:4 * Instead, the hidden man of
3:7 * understanding as the weaker vessel
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