1 Peter: Chapter 03

The First Epistle of Peter. The 3rd Chapter
Ver.
Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
3:1 Also women be subject to their husbands; that if any believe not to the word, by the conversation of women they be won without word. Likewise let the women be in subjection to their husbands, that even they which believe not the word, may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives: Likewise let the wives be subject to their husbands that even they which obey not the word, may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives, Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands, that if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives:
3:2 And behold ye in dread your holy conversation. while they behold your pure conversation coupled with fear. While they behold your pure conversation, which is with fear. While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear:
3:3 Of which be not withoutforth curious adorning of hair, or doing about of gold, or adorning of clothing of vestments; Whose apparel shall not be outward with broided hair, and hanging on of gold, other in putting on of gorgeous apparel: Whose appareling let it not be outward, with broided hair, and gold put about, or in putting on of apparel. Whose adorning, let it not be that outward adorning, of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel.
3:4 but that that is the hid man of heart, in uncorruptibility of quiet and mild spirit, which is rich in the sight of God. 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. But let the hid man of the heart be uncorrupt, with a meek & quiet spirit, which is before God a thing much set by. 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.
3:5 For so sometime holy women hoping in God adorned themselves, and were subject to their own husbands. for after this manner in the old time did the holy women which trusted in god tire themselves, and were obedient to their husbands, For even after this manner in time past did the holy women, which trusted in God, tire themselves, and were subject to their husbands. 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.
3:6 As Sara obeyed to Abraham, calling him lord; of whom ye be daughters well doing, and not dreading any perturbation. even as Sara obeyed Abraham and called him lord: whose daughters ye are as long as ye do well. and be not afraid of every shadow. As Sarra obeyed Abraham, and called him Sir: whose daughters ye are, whiles ye do well, not being afraid of any terror. Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him Lord, whose daughters ye are as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.
3:7 Also men together dwelling, after science, giving honour to the woman’s vessel, as to the more sick, as and to even-heirs of grace of life, that your prayers be not letted. Likewise ye men dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as unto them that are heirs also of the grace of life, that your prayers be not let. Likewise ye husbands, dwell with them as men of knowledge, giving honour unto the woman, as unto the weaker vessel, even as they which are heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers be not interrupted. Likewise ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers be not hindered.
3:8 Forsooth in faith all of one understanding, in prayer be ye compassionate, lovers of fraternity, merciful, mild, meek; In conclusion, be ye all of one mind, one suffer with another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous, Finally, be ye all of one mind: one suffer with another: love as brethren: be pitiful: be courteous, Finally be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous,
3:9 not yielding evil for evil, neither cursing for cursing, but on the contrary blessing; for in this thing ye be called, that ye wield blessing by heritage. not rendering evil for evil, neither rebuke for rebuke: but contrariwise, bless: remembering that ye are thereunto called, even that ye should be heirs of blessing. Not rendering evil for evil, neither rebuke for rebuke: but contrariwise bless, knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should be heirs of blessing. Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing, knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
3:10 For he that will love life, and see good days, constrain his tongue from evil, and his lips, that they speak no guile. For whoso listeth to love life, and to see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips, that they speak not guile: For if any man long after life, and to see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak not guile. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
3:11 And bow he from evil, and do good; seek he peace, and perfectly sue it. Let him eschew evil and do good: let him seek peace, and ensue it. Let him eschew evil and do good: let him seek peace, and follow after it. Let him eschew evil and do good, let him seek peace and ensue it.
3:12 For the eyes of the Lord be on just men, and his ears on the prayers of them; forsooth the cheer of the Lord is on men doing evils. For the eyes of the lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the lord beholdeth them that do evil. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: and the face of the Lord is upon them that do evil. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
3:13 And who is it that shall harm you, if ye shall be good followers? Moreover who is it that will harm you if ye follow that which is good? And who is it that will harm you, if ye follow that which is good? And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?
3:14 But and if ye suffer any thing for rightwiseness, ye be blessed; but dread ye not the dread of them, that ye be not distroubled. notwithstanding happy are ye if ye suffer for rightwiseness’ sake. Nevertheless fear not though they seem terrible unto you, neither be troubled: Notwithstanding blessed are ye, if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake. Yea, fear not their fear, neither be troubled. But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye, and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled:
3:15 But hallow ye the Lord Christ in your hearts, and evermore be ye ready to do satisfaction to each man asking you reason of that faith and hope that is in you, but with mildness and dread, but sanctify the lord god in your hearts. be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that ye have, and that with meekness and fear: But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, And that with meekness and reverence, But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, & be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear:
3:16 having good conscience; that in that thing that they backbite of you, they be confounded, which challenge falsely your good conversation in Christ. having a good conscience, that when they backbite you as evildoers, they may be ashamed, forasmuch as they have falsely accused your good conversation in Christ. having a good conscience, that when they speak evil of you as of evildoers, they may be ashamed, which blame your good conversation in Christ. Having a good conscience, that whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
3:17 Soothly it is better, if the will of God will, ye well doing, to suffer, than evil doing. It is better (if the will of god be so) that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. For it is better (if the will of God be so) that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
3:18 For also Christ once died for our sins, he just for unjust, that he should offer us to God, made dead in flesh, but made quick in Spirit. Forasmuch as Christ hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, for to bring us to god, and was killed, as pertaining to the flesh: but was quickened in the spirit. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, and was put to death concerning the flesh, but was quickened in the spirit. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.
3:19 For which thing he came in Spirit, and also to them that were closed together in prison; In which spirit, he also went and preached unto the spirits that were in prison, By the which he also went, & preached unto the spirits that were in prison. By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison,
3:20 which were sometime unbelieveful, when they abided the patience of God in the days of Noah, when the ark was made, in which a few, that is to say, eight souls were made safe by water. which were in time past disobedient, when the long suffering of god abode exceeding patiently in the days of noe, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few (that is to say eight souls) were saved by water, Which were in time past disobedient, when once the long suffering of God abode in the days of Noe, while the ark was preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved in the water. Which sometime were disobedient, when once the long suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the Ark was a preparing: wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
3:21 The which thing and baptism of like form maketh us safe; not the putting away of the filths of flesh, but the asking of a good conscience in God, by the again-rising of our Lord Jesus Christ, which signifieth baptism that now saveth us, not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but in that a good conscience consenteth to god, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, To the which also the figure that now saveth us, even Baptism agreeth (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but in that a good conscience maketh request to God) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, The like figure whereunto, even Baptism, 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.
3:22 that is in the right half of God, he swallowing death, that we should be made heirs of everlasting life. He gone into heaven, and angels, and powers, and virtues, be made subject to him. which is on the right hand of god, and is gone into heaven, angels, power, and might, subdued unto him. Which is at the right hand of God, gone into heaven, to whom the Angels, and Powers, and might are subject. Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God, Angels, and authorities, and powers being made subject unto him.
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