1 Peter 3 CSB

Wives and Husbands

1 Wives,a in the same way, submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, even if some disobey the [Christian] message, they may be won overb without a message by the way their wives live,

References for 1 Peter 3:1

    • a 3:1 - Eph 5:22; Col 3:18
    • b 3:1 - Lit may be gained
      2 when they observe your pure, reverent lives.
      3 Your beauty should not consist of outward things [like] elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold ornamentsc or fine clothes;d

      References for 1 Peter 3:3

        • c 3:3 - Lit and of putting around of gold items
        • d 3:3 - 1 Tm 2:9
          4 instead, [it should consist of] the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very valuable in God's eyes.
          5 For in the past, the holy women who hoped in God also beautified themselves in this way, submitting to their own husbands,
          6 just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord.e You have become her children when you do good and aren't frightened by anything alarming.

          References for 1 Peter 3:6

            • e 3:6 - Gn 18:12
              7 Husbands, in the same way, live with your wives with understanding of their weaker naturef yet showing them honor as co-heirs of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.

              References for 1 Peter 3:7

                • f 3:7 - Lit understanding as the weaker vessel

                  Do No Evil

                  8 Now finally, all of you should be like-minded and sympathetic, should love believers,g and be compassionate and humble,h

                  References for 1 Peter 3:8

                    • g 3:8 - Lit brotherly-loving
                    • h 3:8 - Other mss read courteous
                      9 not paying back evil for evil or insult for insult but, on the contrary, giving a blessing,i since you were called for this, so that you can inherit a blessing.

                      References for 1 Peter 3:9

                        • i 3:9 - Mt 5:44; 1 Th 5:15; 1 Pt 2:23
                          10 For the one who wants to love life and to see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit,
                          11 and he must turn away from evil and do good. He must seek peace and pursue it,
                          12 because the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are open to their request. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. j

                          References for 1 Peter 3:12

                            • j 3:12 - Ps 34:12-16

                              Undeserved Suffering

                              13 And who will harmk you if you are passionate for what is good?l

                              References for 1 Peter 3:13

                                • k 3:13 - Or will mistreat, or will do evil to
                                • l 3:13 - Lit you are zealots, or you are partisans for the good, or you are eager to do good
                                  14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness, you are blessed.m Do not fear what they fear or be disturbed, n

                                  References for 1 Peter 3:14

                                    • m 3:14 - Mt 5:10; 1 Pt 2:20; 4:14
                                    • n 3:14 - Isaiah 8:12
                                      15 but set apart the Messiaho as Lord in your hearts,p and always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reasonq for the hope that is in you.

                                      References for 1 Peter 3:15

                                        • o 3:15 - Other mss read set God
                                        • p 3:15 - Isaiah 8:13
                                        • q 3:15 - Or who demands of you an accounting
                                          16 However, do this with gentleness and respect, keeping your conscience clear,r s so that when you are accused,t those who denounce your Christian life will be put to shame.u

                                          References for 1 Peter 3:16

                                            • r 3:16 - Lit good; or keeping a clear conscience
                                            • s 3:16 - Heb 10:22; 1 Pt 3:21
                                            • t 3:16 - Other mss read when they speak against you as evildoers
                                            • u 3:16 - 1 Pt 2:15
                                              17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will,v than for doing evil.

                                              References for 1 Peter 3:17

                                                • v 3:17 - Lit if the will of God should will
                                                  18 For Christ also suffered for sins once for all,w x the righteousy for the unrighteous,z that He might bring you{ to God,| after being put to death in the fleshly realm} but made alive in the spiritual realm.~

                                                  References for 1 Peter 3:18

                                                    • w 3:18 - Other mss read died for sins on our behalf; other mss read died for our sins; other mss read died for sins on your behalf
                                                    • x 3:18 - Rm 6:10; Heb 9:28; 10:10; 1 Pt 2:21; 4:1
                                                    • y 3:18 - Isaiah 53:11
                                                    • z 3:18 - Or the Righteous One in the place of the unrighteous many
                                                    • { 3:18 - Other mss read us
                                                    • | 3:18 - Eph 2:18
                                                    • } 3:18 - Or in the flesh
                                                    • ~ 3:18 - Or in the spirit, or in the Spirit
                                                      19 In that state He also went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison€

                                                      References for 1 Peter 3:19

                                                        •  3:19 - Or In whom, or At that time, or In which
                                                        • € 3:19 - The spirits in prison are most likely fallen supernatural beings or angels; see 2 Pt 2:4; Jd 6.
                                                          20 who in the past were disobedient, when God patiently waited in the days of Noah while an ark was being prepared; in it, a few-that is, eight people‚-were saved through water.

                                                          References for 1 Peter 3:20

                                                            •  3:20 - Gn 6:1-8:22
                                                            • ‚ 3:20 - Lit souls
                                                              21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the pledgeƒ of a good conscience„ toward God) through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

                                                              References for 1 Peter 3:21

                                                                • ƒ 3:21 - Or the appeal
                                                                • „ 3:21 - Heb 10:22
                                                                  22 Now that He has gone into heaven, He is at God's right hand, with angels, authorities, and powers subjected to Him.…

                                                                  References for 1 Peter 3:22

                                                                    • … 3:22 - Eph 1:20-22