1 Peter 3:4

But the hidden man of the heart (all o krupto th kardia anqrwpo). Here anqrwpo is in contrast with kosmo just before. See Paul's use of anqrwpo for the outer and old, the inner and new man ( 2 Corinthians 4:16 ; Romans 7:22 ; Colossians 3:9 ; Ephesians 3:16 ; Ephesians 4:22 Ephesians 4:24 ). See also the Jew en kruptwi ( Romans 2:29 ) and what Jesus said about God seeing "in secret" ( Matthew 6:4 Matthew 6:6 ). In the incorruptible apparel of a meek and quiet spirit (en twi apqartwi tou hsuciou kai praew pneumato). No word in the Greek for "apparel" (kosmwi). For apqarto see Matthew 1:4 Matthew 1:23 . For prau see Matthew 5:5 ; Matthew 11:29 . Pneuma (spirit) is here disposition or temper (Bigg), unlike any other use in the N.T. In Matthew 3:18 Matthew 3:19 ; Matthew 4:6 it means the whole inner man as opposed to sarx or swma, very much as psuch is used as opposed to swma. Which (o). Spirit just mentioned. Of great price (polutele). Old word (from polu and telo, cost), in N.T. only here, Mark 14:3 ; 1 Timothy 2:9 .