aIn the same way, you wives, bbe submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be cwon without a word by the behavior of their wives,
as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior.
aYour adornment must not be merely external--braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses;
but let it be athe hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.
For in this way in former times the holy women also, awho hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands;
just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, acalling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is right bwithout being frightened by any fear.
aYou husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with bsomeone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.
To sum up, aall of you be harmonious, sympathetic, bbrotherly, ckindhearted, and dhumble in spirit;
anot returning evil for evil or binsult for insult, but giving a cblessing instead; for dyou were called for the very purpose that you might einherit a blessing.