Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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;

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;

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 see your pure and reverent lives. 3 Your beauty should not be an external one, consisting of braided hair or the wearing of gold ornaments and dresses. 4 Instead, it should be the inner disposition of the heart, consisting in the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which God values greatly.


Cross References

Isaiah 3:18-24

"At that time, the LORD will take away the finery of the ankle bracelets, headbands, crescents,

Genesis 24:22

When the camels had finished drinking, the man took out a gold nose ring weighing a half shekel and two bracelets for her wrists, weighing 10 shekels and presented them to her.

Genesis 24:47

"That's when I asked, "Whose daughter are you?' "She replied, "I'm the daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore for him.'

Genesis 24:53

Then the servant brought out some silver and gold items, along with some clothing, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave gifts to her brother and to her mother.

Exodus 3:22

Each woman is to ask her neighbor or any foreign woman in her house for articles of gold and for clothing, and use them to clothe your sons and daughters. You will plunder the Egyptians."

Exodus 32:2

Aaron told them, "Tear off the gold rings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters and bring them to me."

Exodus 33:4

When the people heard this troubling word, they mourned, and no one put on his ornaments.

Exodus 35:22

Both the men and women came all whose hearts prompted them and brought brooches, earrings, rings, pendants, and all kinds of gold jewelry. Every person presented a wave offering of gold to the LORD.

Exodus 38:8

He made the bronze basin and its bronze base from mirrors contributed by the women who served at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.

2 Kings 9:30

As soon as Jehu arrived at Jezreel, Jezebel adorned her eyes, arranged her hair, and peered out a window.

Esther 5:1

On the third day, Esther put on her royal attire and stood in the inner courtyard of the palace in front of the king's quarters. The king was sitting on his royal throne in the throne room, opposite the entrance to the building.

Psalm 45:9

The king's daughters are among your honorable women; the queen, dressed in gold from Ophir, has taken her place at your right hand."

Isaiah 52:1

Awake, awake! Clothe yourself with strength, O Zion! Put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city, for the uncircumcised and the unclean won't enter you.

Isaiah 61:10

"I will heartily rejoice in the LORD, my soul will delight in my God; for he has wrapped me in garments of salvation; he has arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, just like a bridegroom, like a priest with a garland, and like a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Jeremiah 2:32

Will a young woman forget her wedding ornaments, or a bride her attire? But my people have forgotten me days without number.

Jeremiah 4:30

You are ruined! What are you doing dressing in scarlet, putting on golden ornaments, and highlighting your eyes with makeup? You are making yourself beautiful in vain. Your lovers reject you they're out to kill you.

Ezekiel 16:7-13

I made you increase like sprouting grain in the field. As a result, you multiplied greatly. Eventually, you reached the age when young women start wearing jewelry. Your breasts were formed, your hair had grown, but you were still bare and naked."'"

Ezekiel 23:40

"In addition, they sent messengers for men to come from afar. When they arrived, you bathed yourself for them, painted your eyes, adorned yourself with jewelry,

Romans 12:2

Do not be conformed to this world, but continuously be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God's will is what is proper, pleasing, and perfect.

1 Timothy 2:9-10

Women, for their part, should display their beauty by dressing modestly and decently in appropriate clothes, not with elaborate hairstyles or by wearing gold, pearls, or expensive clothes,

Titus 2:3-15

Likewise, older women are to show their reverence for God by their behavior. They are not to be gossips or addicted to alcohol, but to be examples of goodness.

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