1 Peter 1

1 Likewise, wives be subject to your* 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; 2 having eye-witnessed your* pure conduct in fear; 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 of expensive garments; 4 but let it be the hidden human things of the heart, in the incorruptible adornment of a meek and quiet spirit, which is greatly-valued in God's sight. 5 For* so, the holy women, those also hoping upon God, were previously adorning themselves, being subject to their own husbands; 6 as Sarah obeyed* Abraham, calling him lord; whose children you* became, doing good and not fearing any terror. {Gen 18:12-15} 7 Likewise the husbands, dwell together with your* wives according to the knowledge, bestowing honor to the wife, as the weaker vessel, as also being joint heirs of the grace of life; *that* your* prayers may not be hindered.
8 Now to the end, all be like-minded, sympathetic, loving the brethren, affectionate, friendly; 9 not repaying evil in exchange-for evil or reviling in exchange-for reviling, but instead, speaking well of others; knowing that you* were called *for this, in order that you* should inherit a blessing. 10 For* he who wills to love* life and to see good days, let his tongue cease from speaking evil, and also his lips not to speak treachery. 11 Let him shun evil and let him practice good. Let him seek peace and let him pursue it, 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 things. {Psa 34:12-16} 13 And who is he who will be mistreating you*, if you* become imitators of the good one? 14 But even if you* should suffer because of righteousness , you* are fortunate. But do* not fear because of their fear, nor should you* be disturbed; 15 but make* the Lord God holy in your* hearts, and be ready habitually with a defense to everyone who is asking you* for a reason concerning the hope which is in you*, with meekness and fear; 16 having a good conscience; in order that, in what they are speaking against you* as evildoers, they may be ashamed who are railing at your* good conduct in Christ. 17 For* it is better to suffer doing good than for doing evil, (if the will of God wills it). 18 Because Christ also suffered once for all on behalf of our sins, the righteous on behalf of the unrighteous, in order that he might lead you* to God; having indeed been slain in the flesh, but was given-life in the spirit; 19 in which, he also traveled and preached to the spirits in prison {Eph 2:17} , 20 while they were previously 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; 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; 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. {Gen 6:3, 12}

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