Wives, in the same way be submissive1 to your husbands2 so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over3 without words by the behavior of their wives,
when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.44
Instead, it should be that of your inner self,5 the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.65
For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God7 used to make themselves beautiful.8 They were submissive to their own husbands,
like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her master.9 You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.
Husbands,10 in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.