The same goes for you wives: Be good wives to your husbands, responsive to their needs. There are husbands who, indifferent as they are to any words about God, will be captivated
by your life of holy beauty.
What matters is not your outer appearance - the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes -
but your inner disposition.
The holy women of old were beautiful before God that way, and were good, loyal wives to their husbands.
Sarah, for instance, taking care of Abraham, would address him as "my dear husband." You'll be true daughters of Sarah if you do the same, unanxious and unintimidated.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)