Wives and Husbands
Likewise, wives, k be subject to your own husbands, so that l even if some do not obey the word, m they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives,
when they see your n respectful and pure conduct.
o Do not let your adorning be external - the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear -
but let your adorning be p the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.
For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands,
as Sarah obeyed Abraham, q calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and r do not fear anything that is frightening.
Likewise, s husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker t vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
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To the woman he said, "I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.
1 Corinthians 7:16
For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?
If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.
1 Corinthians 9:19 - 22
For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them.
To be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
1 Timothy 2:9
Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire.
Isaiah 3:18 - 23
In that day the Lord will take away the finery of the anklets, the headbands, and the crescents.
But a Jew is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter. His praise is not from man but from God.
For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being.
2 Corinthians 4:16
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
That according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being.
So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, "After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?
Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes.
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.
Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.
1 Thessalonians 4:4
That each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor.