Bible: 1 Peter 3:1-8

Wives and Husbands

3:1 In the same way, wives, be subject to your own husbands. Then, 1  even if some are disobedient to the word, they will be won over without a word by the way you live, 2  3:2 when they see your pure and reverent conduct. 3  3:3 Let your 4  beauty 5  not be external – the braiding of hair and wearing of gold jewelry 6  or fine clothes 3:4 but the inner person 7  of the heart, the lasting beauty of a gentle and tranquil spirit, which is precious in God’s sight. 3:5 For in the same way the holy women who hoped in God long ago adorned themselves by being subject to their husbands, 3:6 like Sarah who obeyed 8  Abraham, calling him lord. You become her children 9  when you do what is good and have no fear in doing so. 10  3:7 Husbands, in the same way, treat your wives with consideration as the weaker partners 11  and show them honor as fellow heirs of the grace of life. In this way nothing will hinder your prayers. 12 

Suffering for Doing Good

3:8 Finally, all of you be harmonious, 13  sympathetic, affectionate, compassionate, and humble.

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