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1 Peter 3:3

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Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;


- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of 1 Peter 3:3

Whose adorning, let it not bee that outward adorning, of plaiting the haire, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparell.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Your adornment must not be {merely} external--braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Whose `adorning' let it not be the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on apparel;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not let your ornaments be those of the body such as dressing of the hair, or putting on of jewels of gold or fair clothing;
- Basic English Bible

whose adorning let it not be that outward one of tressing of hair, and wearing gold, or putting on apparel;
- Darby Bible

Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing gold, or of putting on apparel;
- Webster's Bible

Your adornment ought not to be a merely outward thing--one of plaiting the hair, putting on jewelry, or wearing beautiful dresses.
- Weymouth Bible

Let your beauty be not just the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on fine clothing;
- World English Bible

Of whiche `ther be not with outforth curious ournyng of heer, ether doyng aboute of gold, ethir ournyng of clothing;
- Wycliffe Bible

whose adorning -- let it not be that which is outward, of plaiting of hair, and of putting around of things of gold, or of putting on of garments,
- Youngs Literal Bible

 

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 3:3

3:3 Three things are here expressly forbidden: curling the hair, wearing gold, (by way of ornament,) and putting on costly or gay apparel. These, therefore, ought never to be allowed, much less defended, by Christians.

 

People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 3:3

1Pe 3:3 Whose adorning, let it not be that outward [adorning]. While urging those pure and holy lives which will sweetly preach Christ, Peter cannot pass by a foible often seen in the sex. There is a better adorning than that of the body. Of plaiting the hair. See notes on 1Ti 2:9,10. Compare Ps 45:13. The allusion is to wearing ornaments of gold or silver over the hair, a common adornment of the time. Or of wearing of gold. For the extravagant dress of Roman women of the time, see Farrar's "Early Years of Christianity", p. 5.

 

Comments for 1 Peter 3:3

Theodore's comment on 2015-04-27 15:03:23:

Paul also talked about women not adorning themselves in 1Timothy 2:9 as Peter said but the problem with Christians of todays is the inability to maintain God 's word just as it is said but read their own meanings into it to suit their lustful desires. Putting on those things assumes pride and make us look like idols before God. We are the temple of God and what relationship has the temple of God with idols. Read Genesis 35:1-5 and Exodus 33:1-5. Do your research and you will find out that the adornment of gold and silver is associated with idol worship everywhere in the world. God created all those things but they have defiled by the ignorance of men. Just obey and stay holy because without holiness no one shall see God Heb 12:14. Amen

 

Stella's comment on 2015-01-12 11:25:27:

God is giving an example of bradding hair and wearing gold jewelry etc. This doesn 't mean you can 't wear them it simply means don 't let these things define you let your heart or your spirit shine inner self be what people see.

 

Eddie Vernon's comment on 2015-01-07 00:24:00:

I have more questions than comments. I need help in understanding, does God strictly forbid wearing gold or is it you can wear it you just can 't adorn it, please help me to understand.

 


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