1 Peter 3:2

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

1 Peter 3:2 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.
English Standard Version (ESV)
2 when they see your respectful and pure conduct.
New Living Translation (NLT)
2 by observing your pure and reverent lives.
The Message Bible (MSG)
2 by your life of holy beauty.
American Standard Version (ASV)
2 beholding your chaste behavior [coupled] with fear.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
2 Their husbands would see how pure and reverent their lives are.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
2 when they observe your pure, reverent lives.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
2 Let them see how pure you are. Let them see that your lives are full of respect for God.

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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