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1 Peter 3:2

2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.

1 Peter 3:2 in Other Translations

2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.
2 when they see your respectful and pure conduct.
2 by observing your pure and reverent lives.
2 by your life of holy beauty.
2 when they observe your pure, reverent lives.

1 Peter 3:2 Meaning and Commentary

1 Peter 3:2

While they behold your chaste conversation
Cheerful subjection, strong affection, and inviolable attachment to them, and strict regard to the honour of the marriage state, and to the preserving of the bed undefiled with lusts and adulteries:

coupled with fear;
with reverence of their husbands, giving them due honour, and showing all proper respect; or with the fear of God, which being before their eyes, and upon their hearts, engages them to such an agreeable conversation.

1 Peter 3:2 In-Context

1 Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives,
2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.
3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes.
4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands,
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