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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

1 Peter 3:1–7

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1 aIn the same way, you wives, bbe submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be cwon without a word by the behavior of their wives, 2 as they observe your chaste and 1respectful behavior. 3 aYour adornment must not be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; 4 but let it be athe hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God. 5 For in this way in former times the holy women also, awho hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands; 6 just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, acalling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is right 1bwithout being frightened by any fear.

7 aYou husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with 1bsomeone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.

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