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For in this manner formerly also the holy wives putting-hope in God were adorning themselves, being subject to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord[a]of whom[b] you became children while[c] doing-good and not fearing any terror[d].

Honor Your Wives As Fellow Heirs of The Gift of Life

Husbands likewise, living-with them[e] according-to[f] knowledge[g], showing honor to the feminine[h] one as to[i] the weaker vessel[j], as indeed to your fellow-heirs of the grace[k] of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 3:6 Or, sir. See Gen 18:12.
  2. 1 Peter 3:6 That is, Sarah.
  3. 1 Peter 3:6 That is, by, as long as you are, since you are, as ones.
  4. 1 Peter 3:6 Or, intimidation, fright.
  5. 1 Peter 3:7 living with them... fellow-heirs. Or, living with the feminine one according-to knowledge, as with the weaker vessel, showing honor as indeed to fellow heirs.
  6. 1 Peter 3:7 Or, in harmony with, based on.
  7. 1 Peter 3:7 That is, Christian knowledge of her status before God. Or, understanding; that is, in an understanding way, with consideration.
  8. 1 Peter 3:7 Or, womanly one, female.
  9. 1 Peter 3:7 That is, as appropriate to.
  10. 1 Peter 3:7 This describes her as God’s creation, rather than the husband’s partner.
  11. 1 Peter 3:7 That is, the grace-gift of spiritual life, which they possess equally.

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