1 Likewise you wives, be submissive to your husbands, so that some, though they do not obey the word, may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,
1 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;
2 when they see your reverent and chaste behavior.
2 beholding your chaste behavior (coupled) with fear.
3 Let not yours be the outward adorning with braiding of hair, decoration of gold, and wearing of fine clothing,
3 Whose (adorning) let it not be the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on apparel;
4 but let it be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable jewel of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in Gods sight is very precious.
4 but (let it be) the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible (apparel) of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
5 So once the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves and were submissive to their husbands,
5 For after this manner aforetime the holy women also, who hoped in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands:
6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are now her children if you do right and let nothing terrify you.
6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose children ye now are, if ye do well, and are not put in fear by any terror.
7 Likewise you husbands, live considerately with your wives, bestowing honor on the woman as the weaker sex, since you are joint heirs of the grace of life, in order that your prayers may not be hindered.
7 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.
8 Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love of the brethren, a tender heart and a humble mind.
8 Finally, (be) ye all likeminded, compassionate, loving as brethren, tenderhearted, humbleminded:
9 Do not return evil for evil or reviling for reviling; but on the contrary bless, for to this you have been called, that you may obtain a blessing.
9 not rendering evil for evil, or reviling for reviling; but contrariwise blessing; for hereunto were ye called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
10 For "He that would love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking guile;
10 For, He that would love life, And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips that they speak no guile:
11 let him turn away from evil and do right; let him seek peace and pursue it.
11 And let him turn away from evil, and do good; Let him seek peace, and pursue it.
12 For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those that do evil."
12 For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, And his ears unto their supplication: But the face of the Lord is upon them that do evil.
13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is right?
13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be zealous of that which is good?
14 But even if you do suffer for righteousness sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled,
14 But even if ye should suffer for righteousness sake, blessed (are ye:) and fear not their fear, neither be troubled;
15 but in your hearts reverence Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence;
15 but sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord: (being) ready always to give answer to every man that asketh you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with meekness and fear:
16 and keep your conscience clear, so that, when you are abused, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.
16 having a good conscience; that, wherein ye are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revil your good manner to life in Christ.
17 For it is better to suffer for doing right, if that should be Gods will, than for doing wrong.
17 For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that ye suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing.
18 For Christ also died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit;
18 Because Christ also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God; being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;
19 in which he went and preached to the spirits in prison,
19 in which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison,
20 who formerly did not obey, when Gods patience waited in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water.
20 that aforetime were disobedient, when the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water:
21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a clear conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
21 which also after a true likeness doth now save you, (even) baptism, not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the interrogation 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, with angels, authorities, and powers subject to him.
22 who is one the right hand of God, having gone into heaven; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.