1 Peter 3
He teacheth the duty of wives and husbands to each other,
1 Peter 3:1 In like manner, ye wives,submitting yourselves unto your own husbands; in order that, if any are not yielding unto the word, through their wives behaviour, they may, without the word, be won, 1 Peter 3:2 Having been permitted to behold your reverently chaste behaviour, 1 Peter 3:3 Whose adorning, let it benot the outward, of plaiting the hair and wearing golden ornaments, or putting on of apparel, 1 Peter 3:4 But the hidden character, of the heart,in the incorruptible [ornament] of the quiet, and meek, spirit, which is, in presence of God, of great price. 1 Peter 3:5 For, so, at one time, the holy women also, who directed their hope towards God, used to adorn themselves, being in submission unto their own husbands: 1 Peter 3:6 As, Sarah, was obedient unto Abraham, calling him, lord,whose children ye have becomeso long as ye are doing good, and not bringing yourselves into fear of any single cause of alarm. 1 Peter 3:7 Ye husbands, in like manner, dwelling with them according to knowledge,as unto a weaker vessel, unto the female [vessel], assigning honour, as jointinheritors also of life's favour,to the end that unhindered may be, your prayers.
exhorting all men to unity and love,
1 Peter 3:8 And, finally, all, being of one mind, having fellowfeeling, attached to the brethren, of tender affection, of lowly mind: 1 Peter 3:9 Not returning evil for evil, nor reviling for reviling, but, on the contrary, bestowing a blessing,because, hereunto, have ye been called, in order that, a blessing, ye might inherit. 1 Peter 3:10 For, he that desireth to love, life, and to see good days, Let him cause his tongue to cease from mischief, and lips, that they speak not deceit; 1 Peter 3:11 Let him turn away from mischief, and do good, Let him seek peace, and pursue it; 1 Peter 3:12 Because, the eyes of the Lord, are towards the righteous, and his ears, unto their supplication,Whereas, the face of the Lord, is against them that are doing mischievous things. 1 Peter 3:13 Who, then, is he that shall harm you, if, for that which is good, ye become zealous?
and to suffer persecution.
1 Peter 3:14 Nevertheless, even if ye should suffer for righteousness' sake, happy [are ye]! Their fear, however, do not fear, neither be troubled; 1 Peter 3:15 But, the Lord Christ, hallow ye in your hearts, ready always for a defence, unto every one that is asking you a reason concerning, the hope within you,nevertheless, with meekness and reverence: 1 Peter 3:16 Having, a good conscience, in order that, wherein they speak against you, they may be put to shame who cast wanton insult on, your good behaviour in Christ. 1 Peter 3:17 For it is, better, as well-doers, if it should please the pleasure of God, to be suffering, than, as evil-doers: 1 Peter 3:18 Because, Christ also, once for all, concerning sins, died,Just in behalf of unjust,in order that he might introduce us unto God; being put to death, indeed, in flesh, but made alive in spirit,
He declareth also the benefits of Christ toward the old world.
1 Peter 3:19 In which, even unto the spirits in prison, he went and proclaimed, 1 Peter 3:20 [Spirits] unyielding at one time, when the longsuffering of God was holding forth a welcome in the days of Noah, there being in preparation an ark[going] into which, a few, that is eight, souls, were brought safely through by means of water, 1 Peter 3:21 Which [water] in manner corresponding, doth, now, save, you alsoeven immersion,not a putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the request unto God, for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 1 Peter 3:22 Who is on the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, messengers and authorities and powers, having been made subject unto him.