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

  • Irene123
    Jacoba - Your commentaries are good, do not quit
  • Irene123
    1Peter3:1-6; I lo-o-ove these vs. Because - this is the situation I am in. Because I obey the Lord (His Word) He has made a way for me for almost 3 yrs. to serve Him. Before, for 5 yrs., God didn't make a way because I wasn't obeying Him, through His Word. If you are trying, wanting to live for Him - just obey His Word: Jn.14:15. To live for Jesus is so easy, even under persecution.
  • A disciple
    ...wives, be in subjection to your own husbands...husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge... It's not hard to find where in history things really started rushing out of course; and as Christians, we aren't to gauge our values by the world's. It is a real mark of a sincere conversion, that lays aside as worthless and evil, what the world in defiance toward God promotes as morally superior!
  • Bruce
    Irene: Did The Lord Say:But seek ye first The Kingdom of God and His Righteous; and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33,or no seeking need. Just love! Changing scripture! Where does that come from? (You know)Do not add or take away? Both has been done. And you say it's "ok"? We who are Washed by The Blood,Preach The Word as Written as much as possible.
  • Irene123
    She didn't misquote scripture, period
  • Bruce
    Irene: When someone misquotes Scripture, it helps no One. The Lord said: But seek ye first The Kingdom of God,and His Righteous;and all these things will be added unto you./her post is "Poison in The Soup" Satan loves the misuse of scripture. The Lame, The Sick,The Unknowing will take the wrong path by such quotes./ Only by The Blood of The Lamb is there Salvation:Revelation1:5 / Mark 1:8 Baptized

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