1 Peter 3:6

“Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Euen as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him Lord, whose daughters ye are as long as ye doe well, and are not afraid with any amazement.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is right without being frightened by any fear.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose children ye now are, if ye do well, and are not put in fear by any terror.
- American Standard Version (1901)

As Sarah was ruled by Abraham, naming him lord; whose children you are if you do well, and are not put in fear by any danger.
- Basic English Bible

as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord; whose children ye have become, doing good, and not fearing with any kind of consternation.
- Darby Bible

Even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.
- Webster's Bible

Thus, for instance, Sarah obeyed Abraham, acknowledging his authority over her. And you have become Sarah's children if you do what is right and permit nothing whatever to terrify you.
- Weymouth Bible

as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose children you now are, if you do well, and are not put in fear by any terror.
- World English Bible

As Sara obeied to Abraham, and clepide hym lord; of whom ye ben douytris wel doynge, and not dredynge ony perturbacioun.
- Wycliffe Bible

as Sarah was obedient to Abraham, calling him `sir,' of whom ye did become daughters, doing good, and not fearing any terror.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 3:6


3:6 Whose children ye are - In a spiritual as well as natural sense, and entitled to the same inheritance, while ye discharge your conjugal duties, not out of fear, but for conscience' sake. #Gen 18:12|.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 3:6


1Pe 3:6 As Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. See Ge 18:12. See also 1Sa 1:15. This designation showed respect and submission. Whose daughters ye are. Women should follow the example of Sarah, who might be designated as "the mother of those who are Abraham's children by faith". As long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. "Are not put in fear by any terror" (Revised Version). The fear might result from not doing well. They were to be quiet, submissive, loving wives, but were not to be kept from Christian duty by "any fear" which might threaten because of their heathen surroundings.

Discussion for 1 Peter 3

  • 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.
  • Lucia szymanik
    Always make Jesus Christ the center of your marriage. Give the Lord your Marriage and as the scriptures read "What God has joined together, let no man put asunder. When Husband and Wife quarrel, forgive one another and pursue the peace; so Satan does not come in the Marriage to destroy it. I am living proof it works. I have been married for 49 years and counting.

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