Rather, it should be that of your inner self,(A) the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.(B) For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God(C) used to adorn themselves.(D) They submitted themselves to their own husbands, like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord.(E) You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.

Husbands,(F) in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.

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