(A)Your adornment must not be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be (B)the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God. For in this way in former times the holy women also, (C)who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands;

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