3 aLikewise, bye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any cobey not the word, dthey also may without the word be ewon by the fconversation of the wives; 2 While they gbehold your chaste fconversation coupled with fear. 3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of hplaiting the hair, and of hwearing of gold, or of hputting on of apparel; 4 But let it be ithe hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. 5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who ktrusted in God, adorned themselves, bbeing in subjection unto their own husbands: 6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, lcalling him lord: whose †daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and mare not afraid with any namazement. 7 Likewise, oye husbands, pdwell with them according to qknowledge, giving rhonour unto the wife, as unto the weaker svessel, and as being theirs together of the grace of life; uthat your prayers be not hindered.
8 Finally, be ye vall of one mind, whaving compassion one of another, ||love as brethren, be xpitiful, be courteous: 9 yNot rendering evil for evil, or zrailing for railing: but contrariwise ablessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, bthat ye should inherit a blessing. 10 For che that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: 11 dLet him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and ehis ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is †against them that do evil. 13 And fwho is he that will harm you, dif ye be followers of that which is good? 14 gBut and hif ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, ihappy are ye: and jbe not afraid of their terror, neither kbe troubled; 15 But lsanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and mbe ready always to give nan answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with omeekness and ||pfear: 16 qHaving ra good conscience; sthat, whereas they speak evil of you, as of sevildoers, they may be ashamed that tfalsely accuse your good uconversation in Christ. 17 For it is better, if vthe will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. 18 For Christ also hath wonce xsuffered for sins, ythe just for the unjust, zthat he might bring us to God, abeing put to death bin the flesh, but cquickened dby the Spirit: 19 By which also he went and epreached unto the spirits fin prison; 20 Which sometime were gdisobedient, hwhen once the ilongsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, kwhile the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, leight msouls kwere saved by water. 21 The like nfigure whereunto even obaptism doth also now psave us (not the qputting away of the filth of the flesh, but rthe answer of sa good conscience toward God,) tby the resurrection of Jesus Christ: 22 Who is gone into heaven, and uis on the right hand of God; vangels and wxyauthorities and vwxpowers zbeing made subject unto him.
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