11In the sameway, you wives, 2be submissive to your ownhusbandsso that evenifany of them are disobedient to the word, they may be 3wonwithout a word by the behavior of their wives,
as they observe your chaste and arespectfulbehavior.
34Your adornment must not be merely external-braiding the hair, and wearinggoldjewelry, orputting on dresses ;
but let it be 5the hiddenperson of the heart, with the imperishablequality of a gentle and quietspirit, which is precious in the sight of God.
For in thisway in formertimes the holywomenalso, 6who hoped in God, used to adornthemselves, being submissive to their ownhusbands ;
6just as SarahobeyedAbraham, 7calling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is rightb8without being frightened by anyfear.
79You husbands in the sameway, live with your wives in an understandingway, as with c10someoneweaker, since she is a woman ; and show her honor as a fellowheir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.
8dTo sum up, 11all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, 12brotherly, 13kindhearted, and 14humble in spirit ;
915not returningevil for evilor16insult for insult, but egiving a 17blessinginstead ; for 18you were called for the very purpose that you might 19inherit a blessing.
For, "20THE ONE WHO DESIRESLIFE, TO LOVE AND SEEGOODDAYS, MUST KEEP HIS TONGUE FROM EVIL AND HIS LIPS FROM SPEAKINGDECEIT.
"21HE MUST TURNAWAY FROM EVIL AND DOGOOD ; HE MUST SEEKPEACE AND PURSUE IT.
"22FOR THE EYES OF THE LORD ARE TOWARD THE RIGHTEOUS, AND HIS EARS ATTEND TO THEIR PRAYER, BUT THE FACE OF THE LORD IS AGAINST THOSE WHO DOEVIL."
1323Who is fthere to harm you if you provezealous for what is good ?
But evenif you should 24suffer for the sake of righteousness, 25you gare blessed. 26AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR hINTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED,
but isanctify27Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready28to make a jdefense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the 29hope that is in you, yet30with gentleness and k31reverence ;
16land keep a 32goodconscienceso that in the thing in which33you are slandered, those who revile your goodbehavior in Christ will be put to shame.
For 34it is better, 35ifmGod should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is rightratherthan for doing what is wrong.
For 36Christalsodied for sins37once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might 38bring us to God, having been put to death39in the flesh, but madealive40in the nspirit ;
in owhichalso He went and madeproclamation to the spirits now in prison,
who once were disobedient, when the 41patience of God42kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of 43the ark, in which a few, that is, 44eight45persons, were broughtsafelythrough the pwater.
2146Corresponding to that, baptismnowsaves you-47not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to Godqfor a 48goodconscience-through49the resurrection of JesusChrist,
2250who is at the righthand of God, 51having gone into heaven, 52after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him.