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.