1 Peter 3:1-22

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Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the , they, without a word, may be won by the of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by . Do not let your adornment be merely outward--arranging the hair, wearing , or putting on fine apparel-- rather let it be the hidden person of the , with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very in the sight of God. For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him , whose daughters you are if you do and are not afraid with any terror. Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with , giving honor to the wife, as to the vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be . Finally, all of you be of one mind, having for one another; love as brothers, be , be courteous; 9 not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing. For "He who would love life And see , Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking . Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek and pursue it. For the eyes of the LORD are on the , And His ears are open to their ; But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil." And who is he who will you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are . "And do not be afraid of their , nor be troubled." But sanctify the Lord God in your , and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the that is in you, with meekness and ; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be . For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. For Christ also suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in , who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being , in which a few, that is, souls, were saved through water. There is also an antitype which now us--baptism (not the removal of the filth of the , but the of a good conscience toward God), through the of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.