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1 Peter 3:3-4

Let

your beauty be not just the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on fine clothing; but in the hidden person of the heart, in the incorruptible adornment of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God very precious.
1 Peter 3:3-4

Context

1 Peter 2 [20.] For what glory is it if, when you sin, you patiently endure beating? But if, when you do well, you patiently endure suffering, this is commendable with God. For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you[e] an example, that you should follow his steps, who did not sin, “neither was deceit found in his mouth.”[f] Who, when he was cursed, didn’t curse back. When he suffered, didn’t threaten, but committed himself to him who judges righteously; who his own self bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.

1 Peter 2 [25.] For you were going astray like sheep; but now have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer[g] of your souls.

1 Peter 3 [1.] In the same way, wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; so that, even if any don’t obey the Word, they may be won by the behavior of their wives without a word; seeing your pure behavior in fear. Let your beauty be not just the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on fine clothing; but in the hidden person of the heart, in the incorruptible adornment of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God very precious. For this is how the holy women before, who hoped in God also adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands: as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose children you now are, if you do well, and are not put in fear by any terror.

1 Peter 3 [7.] You husbands, in the same way, live 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; that your prayers may not be hindered.

1 Peter 3 [8.] Finally, be all like-minded, compassionate, loving as brothers, tender hearted, courteous, not rendering evil for evil, or insult for insult; but instead blessing; knowing that to this were you called, that you may inherit a blessing.

Footnotes:

e. 1 Peter 2:21 TR reads “us” instead of “you”.
f. 1 Peter 2:22 Isaiah 53:9.
g. 1 Peter 2:25 “Overseer” is from the Greek episkopon, which can mean overseer, curator, guardian, or superintendent.


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PIB Scriptures are derived from the World English Bible