1 Peter 3:1-7 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