1 Peter 3: Wives, be submissive to your own husbands

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1 Peter 3
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Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives,
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when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear.
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Do not let your adornment be merely outward; arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel;
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rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.
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For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands,
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as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.
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Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.
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Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;
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not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.
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For "He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit.
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Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it.
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For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil."
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And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good?
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But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. "And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled."
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But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;
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having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.
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For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.
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For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,
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by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison,
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who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.
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There is also an antitype which now saves us; baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
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who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.

1 Peter 3:1-6

Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear

1 Peter 3:1-6
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Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives,
2
when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear.
3
Do not let your adornment be merely outward; arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel;
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rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.
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For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands,
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as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.

  1. Why is a wife to be submissive to her own husband?
    • 1 Peter 3:1
      Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives,
  2. What is he is disobedient to the word?
    • 1 Peter 3:2
      when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear.
  3. How can a wife win her husband?
    • 1 Peter 3:2
      when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear.
  4. What will they observe that will change them?
    • 1 Peter 3:2
      when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear.
  5. How should their adornment not be?
    • 1 Peter 3:3
      Do not let your adornment be merely outward; arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel;
  6. How should they adorn the hidden person of the heart?
    • 1 Peter 3:4
      rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.
  7. Who is this very precious to?
    • 1 Peter 3:4
      rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.
  8. What did holy women in former times to adorn themselves?
    • 1 Peter 3:5
      For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands,
  9. Who did Sarah obey?
    • 1 Peter 3:6
      as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.
  10. What did she call Abraham?
    • 1 Peter 3:6
      as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.
  11. To be her daughter, what must women do?
    • 1 Peter 3:6
      as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.
  12. What are they not to be afraid with?
    • 1 Peter 3:6
      as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.

1 Peter 3:7-12

For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil

1 Peter 3:7-12
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Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.
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Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;
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not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.
10
For "He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit.
11
Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it.
12
For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil."

  1. How is a husband to live with his wife?
    • 1 Peter 3:7
      Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.
  2. Why must he give honor to her?
    • 1 Peter 3:7
      Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.
  3. What are they heirs together of?
    • 1 Peter 3:7
      Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.
  4. If he does not do this, what will be hindered?
    • 1 Peter 3:7
      Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.
  5. What kind of mind are we to have?
    • 1 Peter 3:8
      Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;
  6. With what kind of heart are we to love one another?
    • 1 Peter 3:8
      Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;
  7. How are we to treat each other?
    • 1 Peter 3:8
      Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;
  8. What are we not to return for evil?
    • 1 Peter 3:9
      not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.
  9. What are we to return rather than reviling
    • 1 Peter 3:9
      not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.
  10. Why should we return blessing?
    • 1 Peter 3:10
      For "He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit.
  11. If we return blessing, what will we inherit?
    • 1 Peter 3:10
      For "He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit.
  12. What are we to turn away from and do?
    • 1 Peter 3:11
      Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it.
  13. What are we to pursue?
    • 1 Peter 3:11
      Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it.
  14. Who are the eyes of the Lord on?
    • 1 Peter 3:12
      For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil."
  15. What does He hear?
    • 1 Peter 3:12
      For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil."
  16. Who is the face of the Lord against?
    • 1 Peter 3:12
      For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil."

1 Peter 3:13-17

But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. "And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled"

1 Peter 3:13-17
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And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good?
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But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. "And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled."
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But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;
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having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.
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For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

  1. If we are followers of what is good, can anyone really harm us?
    • 1 Peter 3:13
      And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good?
  2. When we suffer for doing what is right, what do we not need to fear or be troubled about?
    • 1 Peter 3:14
      But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. "And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled."
  3. Who are we to sanctify in our hearts?
    • 1 Peter 3:15
      But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;
  4. What do we need to always be ready to do?
    • 1 Peter 3:15
      But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;
  5. With what kind of attitude are we to do this?
    • 1 Peter 3:15
      But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;
  6. When they defame you as an evil doer, what will happen to them when you have a good conscience?
    • 1 Peter 3:16
      having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.
  7. What is better than suffering for doing evil?
    • 1 Peter 3:17
      For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

1 Peter 3:18-22

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit

1 Peter 3:18-22
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For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,
19
by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison,
20
who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.
21
There is also an antitype which now saves us; baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
22
who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.

  1. How many times did Christ suffer for the just?
    • 1 Peter 3:18
      For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,
  2. Why did He do this?
    • 1 Peter 3:18
      For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,
  3. How did He do this?
    • 1 Peter 3:18
      For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,
  4. To whom did He preach?
    • 1 Peter 3:19
      by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison,
  5. What had they formerly been?
    • 1 Peter 3:20
      who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.
  6. What happened in the days of Noah?
    • 1 Peter 3:20
      who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.
  7. How many were saved?
    • 1 Peter 3:20
      who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.
  8. What is this an antitype (picture) of?
    • 1 Peter 3:21
      There is also an antitype which now saves us; baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
  9. What now saves us?
    • 1 Peter 3:21
      There is also an antitype which now saves us; baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
  10. What does baptism not remove?
    • 1 Peter 3:21
      There is also an antitype which now saves us; baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
  11. How is baptism an appeal to God?
    • 1 Peter 3:21
      There is also an antitype which now saves us; baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
  12. Where has Jesus gone to?
    • 1 Peter 3:22
      who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.
  13. Where is He now seated?
    • 1 Peter 3:22
      who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.
  14. Who has been made subject to Him?
    • 1 Peter 3:22
      who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.