1 Peter 3:5

“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.”

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Other Translations

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

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BSP
    We must be prepared to defend our faith, but we must do so with meekness or mildness and with respect for others.

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