rather let it be (A)the hidden person of the heart, with the [a]incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, (B)calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.

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  1. 1 Peter 3:4 imperishable

but it should be (A)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 the holy women of former times, (B)who hoped in God, also used to adorn themselves, being subject to their own husbands, just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, (C)calling him lord; and you have proved to be her children if you do what is right [a](D)without being frightened by any fear.

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  1. 1 Peter 3:6 Lit and are not

but let it be [the inner beauty of] the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit, [one that is calm and self-controlled, not overanxious, but serene and spiritually mature] which is very precious in the sight of God. For in this way in former times the holy women, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands and adapting themselves to them; just as Sarah obeyed Abraham [following him and having regard for him as head of their house], calling him [a]lord. And you have become her daughters if you do what is right without being frightened by any fear [that is, being respectful toward your husband but not giving in to intimidation, nor allowing yourself to be led into sin, nor to be harmed].

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  1. 1 Peter 3:6 In ancient times a common title of honor and respect.

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.

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But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:

Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

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