1 Peter 3:1-22, NLT
1 Peter 3
1In the same way, you wives must accept the authority of your husbands. Then, even if some refuse to obey the Good News, your godly lives will speak to them without any words. They will be won over
3Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes.
7In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.
8Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters.*3:8 Greek Show brotherly love. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude.
“If you want to enjoy life
and see many happy days,
keep your tongue from speaking evil
and your lips from telling lies.
11Turn away from evil and do good.
Search for peace, and work to maintain it.
12The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right,
and his ears are open to their prayers.
But the Lord turns his face
against those who do evil.”*3:10-12 Ps 34:12-16.
Suffering for Doing Good
13Now, who will want to harm you if you are eager to do good?
18Christ suffered*3:18a Some manuscripts read died. for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit.*3:18b Or in spirit.
19So he went and preached to the spirits in prison—
22Now Christ has gone to heaven. He is seated in the place of honor next to God, and all the angels and authorities and powers accept his authority.