For in thisway in formertimes the holywomenalso, 1who hoped in God, used to adornthemselves, being submissive to their ownhusbands ;
6just as SarahobeyedAbraham, 2calling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is righta3without being frightened by anyfear.
74You husbands in the sameway, live with your wives in an understandingway, as with b5someoneweaker, 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.
8cTo sum up, 6all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, 7brotherly, 8kindhearted, and 9humble in spirit ;
910not returningevil for evilor11insult for insult, but dgiving a 12blessinginstead ; for 13you were called for the very purpose that you might 14inherit a blessing.
For, "15THE ONE WHO DESIRESLIFE, TO LOVE AND SEEGOODDAYS, MUST KEEP HIS TONGUE FROM EVIL AND HIS LIPS FROM SPEAKINGDECEIT.
"16HE MUST TURNAWAY FROM EVIL AND DOGOOD ; HE MUST SEEKPEACE AND PURSUE IT.
"17FOR 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."
1318Who is ethere to harm you if you provezealous for what is good ?
But evenif you should 19suffer for the sake of righteousness, 20you fare blessed. 21AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR gINTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED,
but hsanctify22Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready23to make a idefense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the 24hope that is in you, yet25with gentleness and j26reverence ;