Parallel Verses

Amplified

Let not yours be the [merely] external adorning with [elaborate] interweaving and knotting of the hair, the wearing of jewelry, or changes of clothes;

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.

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,

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;

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,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Let their adorning not be outward with ostentatious hairdos and wearing of gold nor in composition of apparel,

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,

Verse Picture

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 When they observe the pure and modest way in which you conduct yourselves, together with your reverence [for your husband; you are to feel for him all that reverence includes: to respect, defer to, revere him -- "to honor, esteem, appreciate, prize, and, in the human sense, to adore him, that is, to admire, praise, be devoted to, deeply love, and enjoy your husband]. 3 Let not yours be the [merely] external adorning with [elaborate] interweaving and knotting of the hair, the wearing of jewelry, or changes of clothes; 4 But let it be the inward adorning and beauty of the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit, which [is not anxious or wrought up, but] is very precious in the sight of God.


Cross References

Isaiah 3:18-24

In that day the Lord will take away the finery of their tinkling anklets, the caps of network, the crescent head ornaments,

Genesis 24:22

And when the camels had finished drinking, the man took a gold earring or nose ring of half a shekel in weight, and for her hands two bracelets of ten shekels in weight in gold,

Genesis 24:47

I asked her, Whose daughter are you? She said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore to him. And I put the earring or nose ring on her face and the bracelets on her arms.

Genesis 24:53

And the servant brought out jewels of silver, jewels of gold, and garments and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave precious things to her brother and her mother.

Exodus 3:22

But every woman shall [insistently] solicit of her neighbor and of her that may be residing at her house jewels and articles of silver and gold, and garments, which you shall put on your sons and daughters; and you shall strip the Egyptians [of belongings due to you].

Exodus 32:2

So Aaron replied, Take the gold rings from the ears of your wives, your sons, and daughters, and bring them to me.

Exodus 33:4

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

Exodus 35:22

They came, both men and women, all who were willinghearted, and brought brooches, earrings or nose rings, signet rings, and armlets or necklaces, all jewels of gold, everyone bringing an offering of gold to the Lord.

Exodus 38:8

He made the laver and its base of bronze from the mirrors of the women who ministered at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

2 Kings 9:30

Now when Jehu came to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it, and she painted her eyes and beautified her head and looked out of [an upper] window.

Esther 5:1

On the third day [of the fast] Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the royal or inner court of the king's palace opposite his [throne room]. The king was sitting on his throne, facing the main entrance of the palace.

Psalm 45:9

Kings' daughters are among Your honorable women; at Your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir.

Isaiah 52:1

Awake, awake, put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for henceforth there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean.

Isaiah 61:10

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul will exult 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 adorns herself with her jewels.

Jeremiah 2:32

Can a maid forget and neglect [to wear] her ornaments, or a bride her [marriage] girdle [with its significance like that of a wedding ring]? Yet My people have forgotten Me, days without number.

Jeremiah 4:30

And you [plundered one], when you are made desolate, what will you do? Though you clothe yourself with scarlet, though you deck yourself with ornaments of gold, though you paint your eyelids and make them look farther apart, in vain you beautify yourself. Your lovers (allies) despise you; they seek your life.

Ezekiel 16:7-13

I caused you [Israel] to multiply as the bud which grows in the field, and you increased and became tall and you came to full maidenhood and beauty; your breasts were formed and your hair had grown, yet you were naked and bare.

Ezekiel 23:40

And furthermore, you have sent for men to come from afar, to whom a messenger was sent; and behold, they came -- "those for whom you washed yourself, painted your eyelids, and decked yourself with ornaments;

Romans 12:2

Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].

1 Timothy 2:9-10

Also [I desire] that women should adorn themselves modestly and appropriately and sensibly in seemly apparel, not with [elaborate] hair arrangement or gold or pearls or expensive clothing,

Titus 2:3-15

Bid the older women similarly to be reverent and devout in their deportment as becomes those engaged in sacred service, not slanderers or slaves to drink. They are to give good counsel and be teachers of what is right and noble,

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