1 Peter 3:5

“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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For after this manner in the olde time, the holy women also who trusted in God adorned themselues, beeing in subiection vnto their owne husbands.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For in this way in former times the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For after this manner aforetime the holy women also, who hoped in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And these were the ornaments of the holy women of the past, whose hope was in God, being ruled by their husbands:
- Basic English Bible

For thus also the holy women who have hoped in God heretofore adorned themselves, being subject to their own husbands;
- Darby Bible

For after this manner in former times the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands:
- Webster's Bible

For in ancient times also this was the way the holy women who set their hopes upon God used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their husbands.
- Weymouth Bible

For this is how the holy women before, who hoped in God also adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands:
- World English Bible

For so sumtyme hooli wymmen hopinge in God ourneden hem silf, and weren suget to her owne hosebondis.
- Wycliffe Bible

for thus once also the holy women who did hope on God, were adorning themselves, being subject to their own husbands,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 3:5


3:5 The adorning of those holy women, who trusted in God, and therefore did not act thus from servile fear, was, Their meek subjection to their husbands: Their quiet spirit, not afraid, or amazed: and Their unblamable behaviour, doing all things well.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 3:5


1Pe 3:5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women. The holy women whose names are found in sacred history adorned themselves with "a meek and quiet spirit" (1Pe 3:4).

Discussion for 1 Peter 3

  • Mike
    Since we live in a world where there is Injustice, we want to remain humble and return evil for evil to no one.
  • A disciple
    I wonder how verses 1-6 are NOT taught to our women here in the West! What a beautiful and edifying thing it is, to know and understand, and practice, ALL THAT GOD HAS COMMANDED AND MADE! God has made everything in His wisdom and knowledge, very good; and it is our greatest comfort and joy and glory, to be perfect in the character and nature that He made us to be. Remember the iniquity of Satan!
  • Irene123
    1 Pet. 3:15 - "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts ..... "; the word 'sanctify' tripped me up - until I asked an elder about it. I had always read or heard that God sanctified us; how could we sanctify Him? By setting Him apart in our daily walk. He sets us apart to Himself from the world, we set Him apart in our lives, how we live holily for Him, in His will.
  • Isaac Niitan Cofie for verse 19
    In fact the Bible interpretation comes only from the Father our God Peter just want to state that that Jesus Christ preached also to the dead during the three days death before the resurrection those dead from the time of Adam till the day of crucification
  • Bruce
    Marta: the statement you made, where did that come from? I never heard of that one.
  • John H
    Baptism is an outward sign of an inward cleansing

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