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1 Peter 3:1-6 American Standard Version (ASV)

In like manner, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, even if any obey not the word, they may without the word be gained by the [a]behavior of their wives; beholding your chaste [b]behavior coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible apparel of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner aforetime the holy women also, who hoped in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own [c]husbands: as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose children ye now are, if ye do well, and are not [d]put in fear by any terror.


  1. 1 Peter 3:1 Or, manner of life. verse 16
  2. 1 Peter 3:2 Or, manner of life. verse 16
  3. 1 Peter 3:5 Or, husbands (as Sarah . . . ye are become), doing well, and not being afraid
  4. 1 Peter 3:6 Or, afraid with

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