1 In the same way, you wives should be obedient to your husbands. Then if there are some husbands who do not believe the Word, they may find themselves won over, without a word spoken, by the way their wives behave,
1Cor 7:16 Col 3:18 1Cor 11:3 Gen 3:16 Eph 5:22-24 Eph 5:33 Titus 2:3-6
2 when they see the reverence and purity of your way of life.
1Pet 2:12 Phil 1:27 1Pet 1:15 1Pet 3:5-6 1Pet 3:15-16 1Tim 4:12 Col 3:22
3 Your adornment should be not an exterior one, consisting of braided hair or gold jewellery or fine clothing,
1Tim 2:9-10 Isa 3:18-24 Titus 2:3-15 Rom 12:2 Gen 24:22 Gen 24:47 Gen 24:53
4 but the interior disposition of the heart, consisting in the imperishable quality of a gentle and peaceful spirit, so precious in the sight of God.
Rom 2:29 1Sam 16:7 Rom 7:22 Col 3:12 Titus 3:2 1Thess 4:11 Matt 23:26
5 That was how the holy women of the past dressed themselves attractively -- they hoped in God and were submissive to their husbands;
1Tim 5:5 Titus 2:3-4 1Pet 3:2-4 1Sam 2:1 1Tim 2:10 1Tim 2:15 1Tim 5:10
6 like Sarah, who was obedient to Abraham, and called him her lord. You are now her children, as long as you live good lives free from fear and worry.
Gen 18:12 1Pet 3:14-15 Acts 4:8-13 Acts 4:19 Dan 3:16-18 Gal 4:22-26 Gen 18:15
7 In the same way, husbands must always treat their wives with consideration in their life together, respecting a woman as one who, though she may be the weaker partner, is equally an heir to the generous gift of life. This will prevent anything from coming in the way of your prayers.
Col 3:19 Gen 2:23-24 Eph 5:33 Eph 5:25-28 Mal 2:14-16 Matt 19:3-9 Matt 5:23-24
8 Finally: you should all agree among yourselves and be sympathetic; love the brothers, have compassion and be self-effacing.
Eph 4:31-2 Rom 12:10 1Pet 1:22 Col 3:12 Eph 4:2 Jas 3:17 Zech 7:9
9 Never repay one wrong with another, or one abusive word with another; instead, repay with a blessing. That is what you are called to do, so that you inherit a blessing.
Rom 12:17 Rom 12:14 Prov 20:22 Rom 12:19-21 1Thess 5:15 Matt 5:39 Matt 5:44
10 For Who among you delights in life, longs for time to enjoy prosperity? Guard your tongue from evil, your lips from any breath of deceit.
Ps 34:12-16 Jas 1:26 1Pet 2:1 1Pet 2:22 Rev 14:5 Jas 3:1-10 John 1:47
11 Turn away from evil and do good, seek peace and pursue it.
Matt 5:9 Heb 12:14 Ps 34:14 Rom 12:18 1Tim 6:18 3John 1:11 Col 3:15
12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the upright, his ear turned to their cry. But the Lord's face is set against those who do evil.
John 9:31 Ps 34:15-16 Prov 15:29 Prov 15:8 Prov 15:3 2Chr 16:9 Deut 11:12
13 No one can hurt you if you are determined to do only what is right;
Prov 16:7 Ps 38:20 Rom 8:28 1Cor 14:1 1Thess 5:15 1Tim 5:10 3John 1:11
14 and blessed are you if you have to suffer for being upright. Have no dread of them; have no fear.
1Pet 2:19-20 Isa 8:12-13 Matt 5:10-12 Matt 10:28 1Pet 4:13-16 Isa 41:10-14 John 14:1
15 Simply proclaim the Lord Christ holy in your hearts, and always have your answer ready for people who ask you the reason for the hope that you have.
Col 4:6 2Tim 2:25-26 Luke 21:14-15 Heb 6:1 1Pet 3:2 1Sam 12:7 Heb 6:18-19
16 But give it with courtesy and respect and with a clear conscience, so that those who slander your good behaviour in Christ may be ashamed of their accusations.
1Pet 2:12 Heb 13:18 1Pet 2:15 1Pet 2:19 Matt 5:11 1Pet 3:21 1Tim 1:5
17 And if it is the will of God that you should suffer, it is better to suffer for doing right than for doing wrong.
1Pet 2:15 1Pet 2:20 1Pet 3:14 1Pet 4:19 1Pet 4:15 Acts 21:14 Matt 26:39
18 Christ himself died once and for all for sins, the upright for the sake of the guilty, to lead us to God. In the body he was put to death, in the spirit he was raised to life,
Heb 9:26 Heb 9:28 1Pet 4:1 Titus 2:14 1John 1:9 1Pet 4:6 Rom 8:3
19 and, in the spirit, he went to preach to the spirits in prison.
1Pet 4:6 Isa 61:1 Isa 42:7 Isa 49:9 1Pet 1:11-12 Neh 9:30 Rev 19:10
20 They refused to believe long ago, while God patiently waited to receive them, in Noah's time when the ark was being built. In it only a few, that is eight souls, were saved through water.
Gen 6:3 Heb 11:7 Gen 6:5 2Pet 2:5 Gen 8:18 2Pet 3:15 Eph 5:26
21 It is the baptism corresponding to this water which saves you now -- not the washing off of physical dirt but the pledge of a good conscience given to God through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
Mark 16:16 1Pet 1:3 Gal 3:27 Acts 2:38 1Cor 12:13 Acts 22:16 Col 2:12
22 who has entered heaven and is at God's right hand, with angels, ruling forces and powers subject to him.
Eph 1:20-21 Heb 8:1 Mark 16:19 Col 3:1 Heb 1:3 Heb 6:20 Heb 9:24