1 Peter 3:1

“Likewise, ye wiues, be in subiection to your owne husbands, that if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be wonne by the conuersation of the wiues:”

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Likewise, ye wives, [be] in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
- King James Version

In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any {of them} are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In like manner, ye wives, `be' in subjection to your won husbands; that, even if any obey not the word, they may without the word be gained by the behavior of their wives;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Wives, be ruled by your husbands; so that even if some of them give no attention to the word, their hearts may be changed by the behaviour of their wives,
- Basic English Bible

Likewise, wives, [be] subject to your own husbands, that, even if any are disobedient to the word, they may be gained without [the] word by the conversation of the wives,
- Darby Bible

Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the deportment of the wives;
- Webster's Bible

Married women, in the same way, be submissive to your husbands, so that even if some of them disbelieve the Message, they may, apart from the Message, be won over by the daily life of their wives, after watching your daily life--
- Weymouth Bible

In the same way, wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; so that, even if any don't obey the Word, they may be won by the behavior of their wives without a word;
- World English Bible

Also wymmen be thei suget to her hosebondis; that if ony man bileue not to the word, bi the conuersacioun of wymmen thei be wonnun with out word.
- Wycliffe Bible

In like manner, the wives, be ye subject to your own husbands, that even if certain are disobedient to the word, through the conversation of the wives, without the word, they may be won,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Peter 3:1


3:1 If any - He speaks tenderly. Won - Gained over to Christ.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Peter 3:1


1Pe 3:1 Various Practical Duties SUMMARY OF I PETER 3: Duties of Women. Duties of Husbands. Duties of Christians Toward Each Other. Attitude Toward Adversaries. Christian Endurance of Wrong. Christ's Preaching to the Spirits in Prison. Salvation of Those in the Ark. The Antitype Is Baptism. Likewise, ye wives, [be] in subjection to your own husbands. See notes on Eph 5:21-24. Paul teaches the duty of submission, and shows that it was not the duty of the believing wife to abandon her unbelieving husband (1Co 7:13-15). Peter goes farther here and teaches that the wife show her obedience in order to win her husband. That, if any obey not the word. That even those who have steeled themselves against the gospel and who refuse to listen to it they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives. May be quietly won by the sweet, Christian lives of their wives.

Discussion for 1 Peter 3

  • BSP
    Verse 12~If we are righteous we can be assured that we have Jehovah God's eyes and ears on us so to speak.
  • BSP
    Verse 6~We do not want to give into fear. We must continue doing good and build love for Jehovah God and he will give us the courage we need to face any circumstance.
  • Steve morrow
    1 PETER 3:1 likewise you wives be in subjection to your own husbands that if any obey not the word they also may without the word be won over by the conversations of the wives 1 TIMOTHY 2:12 but I suffer not a woman to teach nor to usurp authority over the man but to be in silence
  • Emma Elder
    1 Peter 9:24 states that he went and preached to the spirits. I believe he went into hell? Is that true? Please show cross references. Please and thank you. Emma
  • D W L
    The day Jesus was crucified, there was 2 thieves also crucified. (Luke 23:39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.) But the one on the right said (Luke 23:And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

    43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
  • Mrs. Lindsey
    I really love verse 7 because it lets us know that GOD is some-kind-of serious about His marriage covenant and we need to be as well. A man's prayers are literally stopped once he leaves his wife meaning he can no longer ask forgiveness. Something to think about.

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