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

  • OGO THEOPHILUS SUNDAY
    IT HELPS ME A LOT WHENEVER THERE IS MISUNDERSTANDING, VERSE 1,6,8,11 AND 12 HAS BEEN MY STRENGTH ALL THROUGH, MAY GOD HELP US TO SEE HIM AT THE END, AMEN.
  • Henry Silverdo
    Wow How I Wish All Married couples follow peter's teaching their marriagescan remain strong in Jesus name. i love him with all my heart
  • Bret
    Reply to Bruce's and other's statements. PLEASE read Romans 6....Many skip this chapter and go straight to Romans 10:9 to prove their 'faith only' doctrine. It is in water baptism Acts 8 Acts 2, Acts 22 and many others that we meet the blood of Jesus Christ that removes our sins, and destroys the old man of sin...After that, we receive the Holy Spirit Acts 2:38 There are no gray areas
  • BSP
    Verse 1 is encouraging those who are married to show good conduct by applying Bible principles no matter the situation. Actions can speak much louder than words.
  • BSP
    Verse 15: In order to be ready to share our beliefs, we can practice beforehand so that we can be ready when we are asked questions.
  • BSP
    Verse 12 is comforting because it assures us that Jehovah God will protect us. He is our refuge and our strength.

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