1 Peter 3

Wives and Husbands

Wives, in the same way, submit yourselves to [your] husbands, so that even if [they] refuse to believe the word, they will be won over without words by the behavior of [their] wives when they see your pure [and] reverent demeanor. [Your beauty] {should} not come [from] outward adornment [such as] braided hair or gold [jewelry] or fine clothes, but from the inner disposition of [your] heart, the unfading [ beauty ] of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in God’s sight. For this is how the holy women of the past adorned themselves. They put their hope in God [and] were subject to [their] husbands, just as Sarah obeyed Abraham [and] called him lord. [And] you are [her] children if you do what is right and refuse to quiver in fear. Husbands, in the same way, treat [your] wives {with} consideration as a delicate vessel, and {with} honor as fellow heirs of [the] gracious gift of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.

Turning from Evil

Finally, all [of you] , [be] like-minded [and] sympathetic, love as brothers, [be] tender-hearted [and] humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 10  For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep [his] tongue from evil and [his] lips [from] deceitful speech. 11  He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. 12  For [the] eyes of [the] Lord [are] on [the] righteous, and His ears are inclined to their prayer. But [the] face of [the] Lord [is] against those who do evil.”
Psalm 34:12-16
13  Who can harm you if you are zealous for what [is] good?

Suffering for Righteousness

14  But even if you should suffer for what is right, [you are] blessed. “ - Do not fear what they fear;
Or Do not fear their threats
do not be shaken.”
Isaiah 8:12
15  But in your hearts sanctify Christ [as] Lord. Always be prepared to give a defense to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope you possess. But [respond] with gentleness and respect, 16  keeping a clear conscience, so that those who slander you will be put to shame by your good behavior in Christ. 17  For [it is] better, if [it is] God’s will, to suffer [for] doing good than for doing evil. 18  For Christ also suffered
NE and WH died
for sins once for all, [the] righteous for [the] unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in [the] body but made alive in [the] spirit,
19  in which He also went [and] preached to the spirits in prison 20  who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in [the] days of Noah, [while the] ark was being built. In [the ark] a few [people] , [only] eight souls, were saved through water. 21  And [this water] symbolizes [the] baptism [that] now saves you— not the removal of dirt from the body, but [the] pledge of a clear conscience toward God. [It saves you] through [the] resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22  who has gone into heaven [and] is at [the] right hand of God, [with] angels, authorities, and powers subject to Him.
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