1 Peter 3:2

2 when they see the purity and reverence of your 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, accept the authority of your husbands, so that, even if some of them do not obey the word, they may be won over without a word by their wives' conduct,
2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.
3 Do not adorn yourselves outwardly by braiding your hair, and by wearing gold ornaments or fine clothing;
4 rather, let your adornment be the inner self with the lasting beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in God's sight.
5 It was in this way long ago that the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves by accepting the authority of their husbands.