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1 Peter 3

He teacheth the duty of wives and husbands to each other,

1 Peter 3:1 Likewise, wives, [be] subject to your own husbands, that, even if any are disobedient to the word, they may be gained without [the] word by the conversation of the wives, 1 Peter 3:2 having witnessed your pure conversation [carried out] in fear; 1 Peter 3:3 whose adorning let it not be that outward one of tressing of hair, and wearing gold, or putting on apparel; 1 Peter 3:4 but the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible [ornament] of a meek and quiet spirit, which in the sight of God is of great price. 1 Peter 3:5 For thus also the holy women who have hoped in God heretofore adorned themselves, being subject to their own husbands; 1 Peter 3:6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord; whose children ye have become, doing good, and not fearing with any kind of consternation. 1 Peter 3:7 [Ye] husbands likewise, dwell with [them] according to knowledge, as with a weaker, [even] the female, vessel, giving [them] honour, as also fellow-heirs of [the] grace of life, that your prayers be not hindered.

exhorting all men to unity and love,

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, [be] all of one mind, sympathising, full of brotherly love, tender hearted, humble minded; 1 Peter 3:9 not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing; but on the contrary, blessing [others], because ye have been called to this, that ye should inherit blessing. 1 Peter 3:10 For he that will love life and see good days, let him cause his tongue to cease from evil and his lips that they speak no guile. 1 Peter 3:11 And let him avoid evil, and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it; 1 Peter 3:12 because [the] eyes of [the] Lord [are] on [the] righteous, and his ears towards their supplications; but [the] face of [the] Lord [is] against them that do evil. 1 Peter 3:13 And who shall injure you if ye have become imitators of that which [is] good?

and to suffer persecution.

1 Peter 3:14 But if also ye should suffer for righteousness' sake, blessed [are ye]; but be not afraid of their fear, neither be troubled; 1 Peter 3:15 but sanctify [the] Lord the Christ in your hearts, and [be] always prepared to [give] an answer [to] every one that asks you to give an account of the hope that [is] in you, but with meekness and fear; 1 Peter 3:16 having a good conscience, that [as to that] in which they speak against you as evildoers, they may be ashamed who calumniate your good conversation in Christ. 1 Peter 3:17 For [it is] better, if the will of God should will it, to suffer [as] well-doers than [as] evildoers; 1 Peter 3:18 for Christ indeed has once suffered for sins, [the] just for [the] unjust, that he might bring us to God; being put to death in flesh, but made alive in [the] Spirit,

He declareth also the benefits of Christ toward the old world.

1 Peter 3:19 in which also going he preached to the spirits [which are] in prison, 1 Peter 3:20 heretofore disobedient, when the longsuffering of God waited in [the] days of Noah while the ark was preparing, into which few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water: 1 Peter 3:21 which figure also now saves you, [even] baptism, not a putting away of [the] filth of flesh, but [the] demand as before God of a good conscience, by [the] resurrection of Jesus Christ, 1 Peter 3:22 who is at [the] right hand of God, gone into heaven, angels and authorities and powers being subjected to him.

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