Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

but let the interior adorning of the heart be without corruption, and of an agreeable spirit and peaceful, which is precious in the sight of God.

New American Standard Bible

but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.

King James Version

But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Holman Bible

instead, [it should consist of] the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very valuable in God's eyes.

International Standard Version

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.

A Conservative Version

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.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

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.

An Understandable Version

But [the kind of adornment you should display is] that of the inner person, with its enduring qualities of a meek and calm spirit, which are extremely valuable in God's eyes.

Anderson New Testament

but let it be the hidden man of the heart, adorned with the incorruptible ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which, in the sight of God, is of great price.

Bible in Basic English

But let them be those of the unseen man of the heart, the ever-shining ornament of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great price in the eyes of God.

Common New Testament

but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in God's sight.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but in the internal qualities of the mind, in that purity, in that mild and dispassionate temper, which is so acceptable to the divine being.

Darby Translation

but the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which in the sight of God is of great price.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

but-the hidden man of the heart, with the incorruptible ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which, in the sight of God, is of great value.

Godbey New Testament

but let their beauty be the hidden man of the heart, in the purity of the meek and quiet spirit, which in the sight of God is perfection complete.

Goodspeed New Testament

yours must be the inner beauty of character, the imperishable attraction of a quiet and gentle spirit, which has great value in the sight of God.

John Wesley New Testament

in the incorruptible ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which in the sight of God is of great price.

Julia Smith Translation

But the hidden man of the heart, in the uncorruptedness of a mild and quiet spirit, which is before God of great price.

King James 2000

But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Lexham Expanded Bible

but the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable [quality] of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is highly valuable in the sight of God.

Modern King James verseion

but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, the meek and quiet spirit, which is of great price in the sight of God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

but let the hid man of the heart be uncorrupt, with a meek and a quiet spirit, which spirit is, before God, a thing much set by.

Moffatt New Testament

but inside, in the heart, with the immortal beauty of a gentle and modest spirit, which in the sight of God is of rare value.

Montgomery New Testament

but rather that hidden personality of the heart, the imperishable ornament of a quiet and gentle spirit, which in the sight of God is indeed precious.

NET Bible

but the inner person of the heart, the lasting beauty of a gentle and tranquil spirit, which is precious in God's sight.

New Heart English Bible

but in the hidden person of the heart, in the incorruptible adornment of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God very precious.

Noyes New Testament

but the hidden man of the heart, in that which is imperishable, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Sawyer New Testament

but let the hidden man of the heart be adorned with the imperishable [ornaments] of a meek and quiet spirit, which are of great price before God.

The Emphasized Bible

But the hidden character, of the heart, - in the incorruptible ornament of the quiet, and meek, spirit, which is, in presence of God, of great price.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

but let it be the hidden man of the heart, with that incorruptible ornament of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God highly valuable.

Twentieth Century New Testament

but the inner life with the imperishable beauty of a quiet and gentle spirit; for this is very precious in God's sight.

Webster

But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Weymouth New Testament

Instead of that, it should be a new nature within--the imperishable ornament of a gentle and peaceful spirit, which is indeed precious in the sight of God.

Williams New Testament

but they must be of an internal nature, the character concealed in the heart, in the imperishable quality of a quiet and gentle spirit, which is of great value in the sight of God.

World English Bible

but in the hidden person of the heart, in the incorruptible adornment of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God very precious.

Worrell New Testament

but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible apparel of a meek and quiet spirit, which in the sight of God is of great price.

Worsley New Testament

but the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Youngs Literal Translation

but -- the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible thing of the meek and quiet spirit, which is, before God, of great price,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

let it be the hidden
κρυπτός 
Kruptos 
Usage: 8

man
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

of the heart
καρδία 
Kardia 
Usage: 116

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

ἄφθαρτος 
Aphthartos 
Usage: 7

even the ornament of a meek
πραΰ́ς 
Praus 
Usage: 2

and

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

ἡσύχιος 
hesuchios 
Usage: 2

πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

in the sight
ἐνώπιον 
Enopion 
before, in the sight of, in the presence of, in sight, in presence, to, not tr
Usage: 78

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Peter 3:4

References

Images 1 Peter 3:4

Prayers for 1 Peter 3:4

Context Readings

Wives And Husbands

3 Let their adorning not be outward with ostentatious hairdos and wearing of gold nor in composition of apparel, 4 but let the interior adorning of the heart be without corruption, and of an agreeable spirit and peaceful, which is precious in the sight of God. 5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who waited upon God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands,


Cross References

Romans 7:22

For I delight with the law of God with the inward man,

Psalm 149:4

For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he will beautify the humble with saving health.

Romans 2:29

but he is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit and not in the letter, whose praise is not of men, but of God.

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to preach good tidings unto those who are cast down; to bind up the wounds of the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those that are bound;

Matthew 11:29

Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and humble of heart, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

2 Corinthians 4:16

Therefore we fault not; but though our outward man is wearing out, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

Ephesians 4:2

with all humility and meekness, with tolerance, forbearing one another in love,

Colossians 3:12

Clothed, therefore, (as the elect of God, holy and beloved) with bowels of mercies, with kindness, with humility, with meekness, with tolerance,

1 Thessalonians 4:11

and that ye procure to be quiet and to do your business and to work with your hands, as we commanded you,

Titus 3:2

That they speak evil of no one, that they not be contentious, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men.

1 Samuel 16:7

And the LORD replied unto Samuel, Do not look on his countenance or on the height of his stature because I have refused him, for it is not as man sees, for man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.

Psalm 25:9

Teth He will cause the humble to pass through the judgment, and the meek he will teach his way.

Psalm 45:13

The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.

Psalm 51:6

Behold, thou dost desire truth in the inward parts, and in the secret things thou hast made me to know wisdom.

Psalm 131:2

Rather I have quieted myself and caused my soul to become silent, that I might be as a child that is weaned of his mother, as one who is weaned from my own life.

Psalm 147:6

The LORD lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked down to the earth.

Psalm 147:10-11

He does not delight in the strength of the horse; nor does he take pleasure in the legs of a man.

Isaiah 11:4

But with righteousness shall he judge the poor and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the spirit of his lips he shall slay the wicked.

Isaiah 29:19

Then the humble shall grow in joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 57:15

For thus has said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is The Holy One; I dwell in the high place and in holiness and with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit to cause the spirit of the humble to live and to cause the heart of the contrite ones to live.

Jeremiah 51:59

The word which Jeremiah the prophet sent to Seraiah the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the king of Judah into Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. And this Seraiah was the chief steward of the bedchambers.

Matthew 5:5

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Matthew 21:5

Say unto the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King comes unto thee, meek and sitting upon an ass and a colt the foal of a beast under yoke.

Matthew 23:26

Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter that the outside of them may be clean also.

Luke 11:40

Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?

Luke 16:15

And he said unto them, Ye are they who justify themselves before men, but God knows your hearts, for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Romans 6:6

knowing this: that our old man is crucified with him that the body of sin might be destroyed that we should not serve sin any longer.

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I, Paul, myself beseech you by the meekness and clemency of the Christ (who in presence am low among you, but being absent am bold toward you)

Galatians 5:23

meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Ephesians 4:22-24

that ye put off everything concerning the old way of life, that is, the old man who corrupts himself according to deceitful desires,

Colossians 3:3

For ye are dead and your life is hid with the Christ in God.

Colossians 3:9-10

Lie not one to another, putting off the old man with his deeds

2 Thessalonians 3:12

Now those that are such, we charge and exhort in our Lord Jesus Christ, that working with quietness, they eat their bread.

1 Timothy 2:2

for kings, and for all that are in authority that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and integrity.

2 Timothy 2:25

that with meekness they might teach those that resist, if God peradventure will grant unto them that they might repent and know the truth,

James 1:21

So then, leave all uncleanness and remains of malice and receive with meekness the word ingested within you, which is able to cause your souls to be saved.

James 3:13-17

Who is wise and ready among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works in meekness of wisdom.

1 Peter 1:23

being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides for ever.

1 Peter 3:15

but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and be ready always to respond to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and reverence,

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