“Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;”
King James Version (KJV)
3:1 If any - He speaks tenderly. Won - Gained over to Christ.
1Pe 3:1 Various Practical Duties SUMMARY OF I PETER 3: Duties of Women. Duties of Husbands. Duties of Christians Toward Each Other. Attitude Toward Adversaries. Christian Endurance of Wrong. Christ's Preaching to the Spirits in Prison. Salvation of Those in the Ark. The Antitype Is Baptism. Likewise, ye wives, [be] in subjection to your own husbands. See notes on Eph 5:21-24. Paul teaches the duty of submission, and shows that it was not the duty of the believing wife to abandon her unbelieving husband (1Co 7:13-15). Peter goes farther here and teaches that the wife show her obedience in order to win her husband. That, if any obey not the word. That even those who have steeled themselves against the gospel and who refuse to listen to it they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives. May be quietly won by the sweet, Christian lives of their wives.