Modern Literal Version
[1 Peter 3]




     3:1 Likewise, wives be subject to yourĎ own husbands; in order that, even if some are disobedient to the word, they might be gained without a word through the conduct of their wives;3:2 having eye-witnessed yourĎ pure conduct in fear; 3:3 whose adornment, do not let it be the outward adornment of braiding the hair, and of placing on of gold things or of clothing ofexpensive garments; 3:4 but let it be the hidden human things of the heart, in the incorruptibleclothing of a meek and quiet spirit, which is greatly-valued in God's sight. 3:5 For* so, the holy women, those also hoping in God, were previously adorning themselves, being subject to their own husbands; 3:6 as Sarah obeyed* Abraham, calling him lord; whose children youĎ became, doing good and not fearing any terror.




     3:7 Likewise the husbands, dwell together with yourĎwives according to the knowledge, bestowing honor to the wife, as the weaker vessel, as also being joint heirs of the grace of life;*that* yourĎ prayers may not be hindered.




     3:8 Now to the end, all be like-minded, sympathetic, loving the brethren, affectionate, friendly;3:9 not repaying evil in exchange-for evil or reviling in exchange-for reviling, but instead, speaking well of others; knowing that youĎ were called *for this, in order that youĎ should inherit a blessing. 3:10 For* he who wills to love* life and to see good days, let his tongue cease fromspeaking evil, and also his lips not to speak treachery. 3:11 Let him shun evil and let him practice good. Let him seek peace and let him pursue it, 3:12 because the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous and his ears are toward their supplication. But the face of the Lord is against those who are practicing evil.




     3:13 And who is he who will be mistreating youĎ, if youĎ become imitators of the good one? 3:14But even if youĎ should suffer because of righteousness, youĎare fortunate. But doĎ not fearbecause of their fear, nor should youĎ be disturbed; 3:15 but makeĎ the Lord God holy in yourĎhearts, and be ready habitually with a defense to everyone who is asking youĎ for a reason concerning the hope which is in youĎ, with meekness and fear; 3:16 having a good conscience; in order that, in what they are speaking against youĎ as evildoers, they may be ashamed who are railing at yourĎ good conduct in Christ. 3:17 For*it is better to suffer doing good than for doing evil, (if the will of God wills it). 3:18 Because Christ also suffered once for all on behalf of oursins, the righteous on behalf of the unrighteous, in order that he might lead youĎ to God; having indeed been slain in the flesh, but was given-life in the Spirit; 3:19 in which, he also traveled and preached to the spirits in prison {Eph 2:17}, 3:20 when* they previously were disobedient, when the patience of God was waiting in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water; 3:21 which is our counterpart, immersion*, saves us also now, not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the demand of a good conscience toward God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ; 3:22 who is at the right hand of God, having traveled into heaven; with messengers and authorities and powers having been made subject to him.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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