Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

For this is the way holy women in ancient times decorated themselves. Their hope was in God and they were known for being in subjection to their own husbands.

New American Standard Bible

For in this way in former times the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands;

King James Version

For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:

Holman Bible

For in the past, the holy women who put their hope in God also beautified themselves in this way, submitting to their own husbands,

International Standard Version

After all, this is how holy women who set their hope on God used to make themselves beautiful in the past. They submitted themselves to their husbands,

A Conservative Version

For this way formerly also, the holy women, trusting in God, adorned themselves, being subordinate to their own husbands,

American Standard Version

For after this manner aforetime the holy women also, who hoped in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands:

Amplified

For in this way in former times the holy women, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands and adapting themselves to them;

Anderson New Testament

For, in former times, the holy women also, who trusted in God, thus adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands,

Bible in Basic English

And these were the ornaments of the holy women of the past, whose hope was in God, being ruled by their husbands:

Common New Testament

For in this way in former times the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, and were submissive to their own husbands;

Daniel Mace New Testament

the holy religious women of former times were thus adorned, and were submissive to their husbands.

Darby Translation

For thus also the holy women who have hoped in God heretofore adorned themselves, being subject to their own husbands;

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

For thus, anciently, the holy women, also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands;

Godbey New Testament

For in this way in olden times the holy wives, the ones having hope toward God, were indeed accustomed to beautify themselves, submissive to their own husbands:

Goodspeed New Testament

It was in that way in ancient times that those pious women who set their hopes on God made themselves attractive. They were submissive to their husbands,

John Wesley New Testament

For thus the holy women also of old time who trusted in God, adorned themselves,

Julia Smith Translation

For so once also the holy women, hoping in God, arranged themselves, being subjected to their own husbands:

King James 2000

For after this manner in former times the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:

Lexham Expanded Bible

For in the [same] way formerly the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves [by] being subject to their own husbands,

Modern King James verseion

For so once indeed the holy women hoping in God adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For after this manner in the old time did the holy women which trusted in God tire themselves, and were obedient to their husbands,

Moffatt New Testament

It was in this way long ago that the holy women who hoped in God adorned themselves. They were submissive to their husbands.

Montgomery New Testament

For in this way in the olden time the holy women also, who put their trust in God, used to adorn themselves. They were ever in submission to their own husbands;

NET Bible

For in the same way the holy women who hoped in God long ago adorned themselves by being subject to their husbands,

New Heart English Bible

For this is how the holy women before, who hoped in God also adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands:

Noyes New Testament

For in this manner in the old time the holy women also, who hoped in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands;

Sawyer New Testament

For so formerly also the holy women who hoped in God adorned themselves, being subject to their husbands,

The Emphasized Bible

For, so, at one time, the holy women also, who directed their hope towards God, used to adorn themselves, being in submission unto their own husbands:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For so in times of old the holy women also, who hoped in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands;

Twentieth Century New Testament

It was by this that the holy women of old, who rested their hopes on God, adorned themselves; submitting to their husbands,

Webster

For after this manner in former times the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands:

Weymouth New Testament

For in ancient times also this was the way the holy women who set their hopes upon God used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their husbands.

Williams New Testament

For this is the way the pious women of olden times, who set their hope on God, used to adorn themselves.

World English Bible

For this is how the holy women before, who hoped in God also adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands:

Worrell New Testament

For thus, in former times, the holy women also, who hoped in God, were wont to adorn themselves, submitting themselves to their own husbands;

Worsley New Testament

For so also formerly the holy women, who hoped in God, adorned themselves, being submissive to their husbands; as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him her lord:

Youngs Literal Translation

for thus once also the holy women who did hope on God, were adorning themselves, being subject to their own husbands,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

in the old time
ποτέ 
Pote 
in time past, at any time, in times past, sometimes, sometime, once, not tr,
Usage: 28

the holy
G40
ἅγιος 
Hagios 
Usage: 209

γυνή 
Gune 
Usage: 187


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

ἐλπίζω 
Elpizo 
Usage: 29

in
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

κοσμέω 
Kosmeo 
Usage: 6

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

ὑποτάσσω 
Hupotasso 
Usage: 39

ἴδιος 
Idios 
Usage: 96

Images 1 Peter 3:5

Prayers for 1 Peter 3:5

Context Readings

Wives And Husbands

4 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. 5 For this is the way holy women in ancient times decorated themselves. Their hope was in God and they were known for being in subjection to their own husbands. 6 Sarah obeyed her husband Abraham, even referring to him [in respectful terms such] as "sir." You [wives] are her [spiritual] descendants if you also do what is right and are not fearful [that things in life will turn out badly].


Cross References

1 Timothy 5:5

Now the woman who is a true widow, and living all alone, has placed her hope in God and continues [to offer] special requests and prayers [for help ?] night and day.

Luke 2:37

and has been a widow [all these years], and is now eighty-four years old.) She has never left the Temple, but worships [God] by fasting [i.e., going without food and/or water for religious reasons] and praying night and day.

Luke 8:2-3

and certain women who had been healed from [domination by] evil spirits and diseases. [These women were] Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven evil spirits had been driven out,

Acts 1:14

These men continued in united prayer [for the kingdom to come? See 1:6; Matt. 6:10] along with [certain] women, Mary the mother of Jesus and His [half-] brothers.

Acts 9:36

Now at Joppa [Note: This was also a town on the west coast of Palestine, today called "Jaffa," and is now a part of Tel Aviv] there was a certain disciple named Tabitha (she was also called Dorcas, which means "Gazelle"). She practiced many good deeds and always gave money to poor people.

1 Timothy 2:10

but with good deeds, which are [more] appropriate for women who claim to be godly.

1 Timothy 2:15

But she [i.e., womankind] will be saved [from condemnation, in spite of the "curse" of suffering pain] through childbearing [See Gen. 3:16], provided they [i.e., all women] continue to have faith and love and holiness, along with discretion.

1 Timothy 5:10

having a reputation for doing good deeds, [such as] bringing up children, showing hospitality to strangers, washing the feet of the saints [i.e., God's holy people], assisting people in trouble and devoting herself to doing all [other] kinds of good deeds.

Titus 2:3-4

Older women, likewise, should be reverent in their behavior, not slanderers, not addicted to much wine, teachers of what is good.

Hebrews 11:11

By [having] faith, Sarah herself received the ability to have children, even though she was [sterile, being] past the age of child-bearing, since she considered God faithful to His promise. [Note: Some translations consider "Abraham" to be the subject of this highly controversial verse. See Lightfoot, pages 222-225].

1 Peter 3:2-4

be won by observing your godly and respectful behavior.

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