1 Peter 3
He teacheth the duty of wives and husbands to each other,
1 Peter 3:1 Likewyse ye wyues be in subieccyon to youre husbandes, that euen they whych obeye not the worde, maye without the worde be wonne by the conuersacyon of the wyues, 1 Peter 3:2 whyll they beholde youre chast conuersacyon coupled wyth feare. 1 Peter 3:3 Whose apparell shall not be outward wt broyded heare, & hangyng on of golde, ether in puttynge on of gorgyous apparell: 1 Peter 3:4 but let the hyd man which is in the herte, be without all corrupcyon, so that the sprete be at rest and quyete: whych sprete is before God a thynge moch set by. 1 Peter 3:5 For after this maner in the olde tyme dyd the holy wemen which trusted in God, tyer them selues, and were obedient to their husbandes, 1 Peter 3:6 euen as Sara obeyed Abraham, and called hym Lorde: whose daughters ye are, as longe as ye do well, & are not afrayde for anye terrour. 1 Peter 3:7 Lykewyse, ye men, dwell with them accordynge to knowledge: geuyng honoure vnto the wife, as vnto þe weaker vessell, & as vnto them þt are heyres also of the grace of lyfe that youre prayers be not hyndred.
exhorting all men to unity and love,
1 Peter 3:8 In conclusyon, be ye all of one mynde, of one hart & loue as brethren, be petifull, be courteous 1 Peter 3:9 not rendrynge euyll for euyll, or rebuke for rebuke: but contrarywise, blesse: knowinge that ye are ther vnto called, euen that ye shulde be heyres of the blessynge. 1 Peter 3:10 For he that doth longe after lyfe, and loueth to se good dayes, let hym refrayne his tonge from euyll, & his lippes þt they speake not gyle. 1 Peter 3:11 Let him eschue euyll, & do good: let him seke peace, and ensue it. 1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of þe Lord are ouer the ryghteous, and hys eares are open vnto their prayers. Agayne: the face of the Lorde is ouer them that do euyll. 1 Peter 3:13 Morouer, who is it that wyll harme you, yf ye folowe þt whych is good?
and to suffer persecution.
1 Peter 3:14 Yee, happy are ye, yf anye trouble happen vnto you for rightewesnesse sake. Be not ye afrayed for anye terroure of them, nether be ye troubled 1 Peter 3:15 but sanctifye the Lorde God in youre hertes Be ready allwayes to geue an answere to euery man that asketh you a reason of þe hope that is in you, and that with meaknes and feare: 1 Peter 3:16 hauynge a good conscience that where as they backbyte you as euyll doars, they maye be ashamed, þt falsely accuse your good conuersacion in Chryst. 1 Peter 3:17 For it is better (yf the wyll of God be so) that ye suffre for well doynge, then for euyll doinge. 1 Peter 3:18 For as moch as Christ hath once suffered for synnes, þe iust for the vniust, to bring vs to God, and was kylled, as pertayninge to the flesshe: but was quyckened in the sprete.
He declareth also the benefits of Christ toward the old world.
1 Peter 3:19 In whych sprete he also went & preached vnto the spretes that were in preson, 1 Peter 3:20 which some tyme had bene disobedyent, when the longe sufferynge of God was once loked for in the dayes of Noe whyll the arcke was a preparyng: wherin feaw, that is to saye .viij. soules, were saued by the water, 1 Peter 3:21 like as baptyme also now saueth vs, not the puttynge awaye of the fylth of the flesshe, but in that a good conseyence consenteth to God, by the resurreccyon of Iesus Christ, 1 Peter 3:22 whych is on the ryghte hande of God: and is gone into heauen, angels, powers, and myght subdued vnto hym.