Husbands and wives should honor each other—Saints should live by gospel standards—Christ preached to the spirits in prison.
1 Likewise, ye , be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any the word, they also may without the word be won by the of the wives;
2 While they behold your coupled with fear.
3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the of a and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
5 For after this manner in the old time the holy also, who in God, adorned themselves, being unto their own husbands:
6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any .
7 Likewise, ye , dwell with them according to , giving unto the , as unto the weaker vessel, and as being together of the grace of life; that your be not hindered.
8 Finally, be ye all of mind, having one of another, love as , be , be :
9 Not for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a .
10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him his from evil, and his lips that they speak no :
11 Let him evil, and do good; let him seek , and it.
12 For the of the Lord are over the , and his ears are open unto their : but the face of the Lord is against them that do .
13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be of that which is good?
14 But and if ye for sake, are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
15 But the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give to every man that asketh you a reason of the that is in you with and :
16 Having a good ; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good in Christ.
17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye for well doing, than for evil doing.
18 For Christ also hath once for sins, the just for the , that he might bring us to God, being put to in the flesh, but quickened by the :
19 By which also he went and unto the in ;
20 sometime were , when once the of God waited in the days of , while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were by .
21 The like figure whereunto even doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
22 Who is gone into , and is on the right hand of God; and and powers being made subject unto him.