Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Of which let it not be the outward world of braiding of hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on apparel,

New American Standard Bible

Your adornment must not be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses;

King James Version

Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

Holman Bible

Your beauty should not consist of outward things like elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold ornaments or fine clothes.

International Standard Version

Your beauty should not be an external one, consisting of braided hair or the wearing of gold ornaments and dresses.

American Standard Version

Whose adorning let it not be the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on apparel;

Amplified

Your adornment must not be merely external—with interweaving and elaborate knotting of the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or [being superficially preoccupied with] dressing in expensive clothes;

An Understandable Version

Do not let your [adornment] be [the decorations] of the physical body, such as elaborate hair-dos, the wearing of golden [jewelry] and the wearing of [stunning] outfits.

Anderson New Testament

Let not your adorning be that which is outward, which consists in plaiting the hair, and wearing gold, and putting on apparel:

Bible in Basic English

Do not let your ornaments be those of the body such as dressing of the hair, or putting on of jewels of gold or fair clothing;

Common New Testament

Your adornment must not be merely outwardbraiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on fine clothing;

Daniel Mace New Testament

let their ornament consist, not in what is external, in curling the hair, in appendages of gold, or finery of dress;

Darby Translation

whose adorning let it not be that outward one of tressing of hair, and wearing gold, or putting on apparel;

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

whose adorning, let it not be that which is external-the plaiting of hair, trinkets of gold, or finery of dress;

Godbey New Testament

whose beauty, let it not be the external beauty of braiding the hairs, and wearing golds, or putting on of outer garments;

Goodspeed New Testament

You must not adopt the external attractions of arranging the hair and wearing jewelry and dress;

John Wesley New Testament

Whose adorning let it not be the outward adorning of curling the hair, and of wearing gold, or of putting on apparel, But the hidden man of the heart,

Julia Smith Translation

Whose outside let it not be of the interweaving of hairs, and of putting round of gold, or of putting on of garments, the arrangement;

King James 2000

Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

Lexham Expanded Bible

Let your adornment not be the external [kind], braiding hair and putting on gold jewelry or putting on [fine] clothing,

Modern King James verseion

Of whom let not be the adorning of garments, or outward braiding of hair and wearing of gold, or of putting on clothing,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whose apparel shall not be outward with broided hair, and hanging on of gold, other in putting on of gorgeous apparel:

Moffatt New Testament

You are not to adorn yourselves on the outside with braids of hair and ornaments of gold and changes of dress,

Montgomery New Testament

Your adornment ought not to be the outward adornment of plaited hair and golden jewels and the wearing of beautiful dresses;

NET Bible

Let your beauty not be external -- the braiding of hair and wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes --

New Heart English Bible

Let your beauty be not just the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on fine clothing;

Noyes New Testament

Whose adorning, let it not be the out yard adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing golden ornaments, or of putting on apparel;

Sawyer New Testament

Whose ornament let it not be the external [ornament] of braided hair and the putting on of chains of gold or of clothing,

The Emphasized Bible

Whose adorning, let it be - not the outward, of plaiting the hair and wearing golden ornaments, or putting on of apparel,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Whose adorning let it not be that exterior one of braided locks, and golden trimmings, and dresses put on with nicety;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Yours should be, not the external adornment of the arrangement of the hair, the wearing of jewelry, or the putting on of dresses,

Webster

Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing gold, or of putting on apparel;

Weymouth New Testament

Your adornment ought not to be a merely outward thing--one of plaiting the hair, putting on jewelry, or wearing beautiful dresses.

Williams New Testament

Your adornments must be not of an external nature, with braids of hair or ornaments of gold, or changes of dress,

World English Bible

Let your beauty be not just the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on fine clothing;

Worrell New Testament

whose adorning, let it not be the outward one of braiding of hair and of wearing of golden ornaments, or of putting on apparel;

Worsley New Testament

Whose adorning, let it not be that without, of plaiting the hair, and putting on of gold, or wearing fine clothes;

Youngs Literal Translation

whose adorning -- let it not be that which is outward, of plaiting of hair, and of putting around of things of gold, or of putting on of garments,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

let it
ἔστω ἔστωσαν 
Esto 
let be, be, not tr
Usage: 10

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

be
ἔστω ἔστωσαν 
Esto 
let be, be, not tr
Usage: 10

ἔξωθεν 
Exothen 
Usage: 4

ἐμπλοκή 
Emploke 
Usage: 1

the hair
θρίξ τριχός 
Thrix 
Usage: 10

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

of wearing
περίθεσις 
Perithesis 
Usage: 1

of gold
χρυσίον 
Chrusion 
Usage: 8

or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

of putting on
ἔνδυσις 
Endusis 
put on
Usage: 1

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Peter 3:3

References

Images 1 Peter 3:3

Prayers for 1 Peter 3:3

Context Readings

Wives And Husbands

2 observing, in fear, your pure behavior. 3 Of which let it not be the outward world of braiding of hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on apparel, 4 but the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible, of the meek and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.


Cross References

Isaiah 3:18-24

In that day LORD will take away the beauty of their anklets, and the hair nets, and the crescents,

Genesis 24:22

And it came to pass, as the camels had finished drinking, that the man took a golden ring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold,

Genesis 24:47

And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter are thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore to him. And I put the ring upon her nose, and the bracelets upon her hands.

Genesis 24:53

And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave precious things to her brother and to her mother.

Exodus 3:22

But every woman shall ask of her neighbor, and of her who sojourns in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment. And ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters, and ye shall despoil the Egyptians.

Exodus 32:2

And Aaron said to them, Break off the golden rings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them to me.

Exodus 33:4

And when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned, and no man put his ornaments on him.

Exodus 35:22

And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing-hearted, [and] brought brooches, and earrings, and signet-rings, and armlets, all jewels of gold, even every man who offered an offering of gold to LORD.

Exodus 38:8

And he made the laver of brass, and the base of it of brass, from the mirrors of the women who fasted, who fasted by the doors of the tabernacle of witness, in the day in which he set it up.

2 Kings 9:30

And when Jehu came to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it. And she painted her eyes, and attired her head, and looked out at the window.

Esther 5:1

Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king's house, opposite the king's house. And the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, opposite the entran

Psalm 45:9

Kings' daughters are among thy honorable women. At thy right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir.

Isaiah 52:1

Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion. Put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city. For henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.

Isaiah 61:10

I will greatly rejoice in LORD. My soul shall be joyful in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation. He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride

Jeremiah 2:32

Can a virgin forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet my people have forgotten me days without number.

Jeremiah 2:32

Can a virgin forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet my people have forgotten me days without number.

Ezekiel 16:7-13

I caused thee to multiply as that which grows in the field, and thou increased and grew great. And thou attained to excellent ornament, thy breasts were fashioned, and thy hair was grown. Yet thou were naked and bare.

Ezekiel 23:40

And furthermore ye have sent for men who come from far, to whom a messenger was sent. And, lo, they came, for whom thou washed thyself, painted thine eyes, and decked thyself with ornaments,

Romans 12:2

And be not conformed to this age, but be ye transformed by the renewal of your mind, for ye to approve what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

1 Timothy 2:9-10

And similarly, the women to adorn themselves in disciplined decorum, with reverence and sobriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive apparel,

Titus 2:3-15

Aged women likewise be reverent in behavior, not slanderous, not enslaved to much wine, teachers of what is good,

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