Modern Literal Version
[1 Peter 3]

     3:1 Likewise, wives be subject to your* own husbands; in order that, even if some are disobedient to the word, they will be gained without a word through the conduct of their wives;3:2 having eye-witnessed your* pure conduct in fear; 3:3 whose adornment, do not let it be the outward acts of braiding the hairs, and of placing on of gold things or of clothing of expensive garments; 3:4 but let it be the hidden human things of the heart, in the incorruptible adornment of a meek and quiet spirit, which is greatly-valued in God's sight. 3:5 For* so, the holy women, those also hoping upon God, were previously adorning themselves, being subject to their own husbands; 3:6 as Sarah obeyed* Abraham, calling him lord; whose children you* became, doing*good and not fearing any terror. {Gen 18:12-15}

     3:7 Likewise the husbands, dwell together with your*wives according to the knowledge, bestowing honor to the wife, as the weaker vessel, as also being joint heirs of the grace of life;*that* your* prayers may not be hindered.

     3:8 Now to the end, all be like-minded, sympathetic, loving the brethren, affectionate, friendly;3:9 not repaying evil in exchange-for evil or reviling in exchange-for reviling, but instead, speaking well of others; knowing that you* were called *for this, in order that you* should inherit a blessing. 3:10 For* he who wills to love* life and to see good days, let his tongue cease fromspeaking evil, and also his lips not to speak treachery. 3:11 Let him shun away from evil and let him practice good. Let him seek peace and let him pursue it, 3:12 because the eyes of the Lord areupon the righteous and his ears are toward their supplication. But the face of the Lord is against those who are practicing evil things. {Psa 34:12-16}

     3:13 And who is he who will be mistreating you*, if you* become imitators of the good one? 3:14But even if you* should suffer because of righteousness, you*are fortunate. But do* not fearbecause of their fear, nor should you* be disturbed; 3:15 but make* the Lord God holy in your*hearts, and be ready habitually with a defense to everyone who is asking you* for a reason concerning the hope which is in you*, with meekness and fear; 3:16 having a good conscience; in order that, in what they are speaking against you* as evildoers, they may be ashamed who are railing at your* good conduct in Christ. 3:17 For*it is better to suffer doing* good than for doing*evil, (if the will of God wills it). 3:18 Because Christ also suffered once for all concerning our sins, the righteous on behalf of the unrighteous, in order that he might lead you* to God; having indeed been slain in the flesh, but was given-life in the spirit; 3:19 in which, traveling, he preached to the spirits in prison {Eph 2:17}, 3:20while they were previously disobedient, when the patience of God was waiting in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water; 3:21 which is our counterpart, immersion*, saves us also now, not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the demand of a good conscience toward God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ; 3:22 who is at the right hand of God, after traveling into heaven; where messengers and authorities and powers were made subject to him. {Gen 6:3, 12}

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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