as they observe your chaste and arespectfulbehavior.
31Your adornment must not be merely external-braiding the hair, and wearinggoldjewelry, orputting on dresses ;
but let it be 2the 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, 3who hoped in God, used to adornthemselves, being submissive to their ownhusbands ;
6just as SarahobeyedAbraham, 4calling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is rightb5without being frightened by anyfear.
76You husbands in the sameway, live with your wives in an understandingway, as with c7someoneweaker, 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, 8all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, 9brotherly, 10kindhearted, and 11humble in spirit ;
912not returningevil for evilor13insult for insult, but egiving a 14blessinginstead ; for 15you were called for the very purpose that you might 16inherit a blessing.
For, "17THE ONE WHO DESIRESLIFE, TO LOVE AND SEEGOODDAYS, MUST KEEP HIS TONGUE FROM EVIL AND HIS LIPS FROM SPEAKINGDECEIT.
"18HE MUST TURNAWAY FROM EVIL AND DOGOOD ; HE MUST SEEKPEACE AND PURSUE IT.
"19FOR 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."