1 Peter 3:7

“Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Likewise ye husbands, dwel with them according to knowledge, giuing honour vnto the wife as vnto the weaker vessel, and as being heires together of the grace of life, that your prayers be not hindered.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

You husbands in the same way, live with {your wives} in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye husbands, in like manner, dwell with `your wives' according to knowledge, giving honor unto the woman, as unto the weaker vessel, as being also joint-heirs of the grace of life; to the end that your prayers be not hindered.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And you husbands, give thought to your way of life with your wives, giving honour to the woman who is the feebler vessel, but who has an equal part in the heritage of the grace of life; so that you may not be kept from prayer.
- Basic English Bible

[Ye] husbands likewise, dwell with [them] according to knowledge, as with a weaker, [even] the female, vessel, giving [them] honour, as also fellow-heirs of [the] grace of life, that your prayers be not hindered.
- Darby Bible

Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
- Webster's Bible

Married men, in the same way, live with your wives with a clear recognition of the fact that they are weaker than you. Yet, since you are heirs with them of God's free gift of Life, treat them with honour; so that your prayers may not be hindered.
- Weymouth Bible

You husbands, in the same way, live with your wives according to knowledge, giving honor to the woman, as to the weaker vessel, as being also joint heirs of the grace of life; that your prayers may not be hindered.
- World English Bible

Also men dwelle togidre, and bi kunnyng yyue ye onoure to the wommanus freeltee, as to the more feble, and as to euen eiris of grace and of lijf, that youre preieris be not lettid.
- Wycliffe Bible

The husbands, in like manner, dwelling with [them], according to knowledge, as to a weaker vessel -- to the wife -- imparting honour, as also being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers be not hindered.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 3:7


3:7 Dwell with the woman according to knowledge - Knowing they are weak, and therefore to be used with all tenderness. Yet do not despise them for this, but give them honour - Both in heart, in word, and in action; as those who are called to be joint - heirs of that eternal life which ye and they hope to receive by the free grace of God. That your prayers be not hindered - On the one part or the other. All sin hinders prayer; particularly anger. Anything at which we are angry is never more apt to come into our mind than when we are at prayer; and those who do not forgive will find no forgiveness from God.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 3:7


1Pe 3:7 Ye husbands. Duties of Christian husbands are now briefly stated. They are to dwell with [them]. The fact that their wives are unconverted is no ground for separation, but if the wife is converted, still stronger is the bond. According to knowledge. A knowledge that shows judgment, moderation and gentleness as toward one weaker than himself. As being heirs together of the grace of life. "Joint-heirs" (Revised Version). Hence "one in Christ Jesus". The home life is to be regulated according to knowledge. That your prayers be not hindered. Mutual prayer is not possible unless there is mutual love and forbearance. Nor can the husband's prayers be acceptable unless he treats his wife aright.

Discussion for 1 Peter 3

  • 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.
  • 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

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