1 Peter 3:3
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New International Version
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes.

New Living Translation
Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes.

English Standard Version
Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—

Berean Study Bible
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment such as braided hair or gold jewelry or fine clothes,

Berean Literal Bible
whose adorning let not be the external, of braiding of hair and putting around of gold, or putting on of garments,

New American Standard Bible
Your adornment must not be merely external-- braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses;

King James Bible
Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your beauty should not consist of outward things like elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold ornaments or fine clothes.

International Standard Version
Your beauty should not be an external one, consisting of braided hair or the wearing of gold ornaments and dresses.

NET Bible
Let your beauty not be external--the braiding of hair and wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes--

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not be adorned with outward ornaments of your hair braids or of gold jewelry or fine clothing,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wives must not let their beauty be something external. Beauty doesn't come from hairstyles, gold jewelry, or clothes.

New American Standard 1977
And let not your adornment be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let their adorning not be outward with ostentatious hairdos and wearing of gold nor in composition of apparel,

King James 2000 Bible
Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

American King James Version
Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

American Standard Version
Whose adorning let it not be the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on apparel;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whose adorning let it not be the outward plaiting of the hair, or the wearing of gold, or the putting on of apparel:

Darby Bible Translation
whose adorning let it not be that outward one of tressing of hair, and wearing gold, or putting on apparel;

English Revised Version
Whose adorning let it not be the outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on apparel;

Webster's Bible Translation
Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing gold, or of putting on apparel;

Weymouth New Testament
Your adornment ought not to be a merely outward thing--one of plaiting the hair, putting on jewelry, or wearing beautiful dresses.

World English Bible
Let your beauty be not just the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on fine clothing;

Young's Literal Translation
whose adorning -- let it not be that which is outward, of plaiting of hair, and of putting around of things of gold, or of putting on of garments,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-7 The wife must discharge her duty to her own husband, though he obey not the word. We daily see how narrowly evil men watch the ways and lives of professors of religion. Putting on of apparel is not forbidden, but vanity and costliness in ornament. Religious people should take care that all their behaviour answers to their profession. But how few know the right measure and bounds of those two necessaries of life, food and raiment! Unless poverty is our carver, and cuts us short, there is scarcely any one who does not desire something beyond what is good for us. Far more are beholden to the lowliness of their state, than the lowliness of their mind; and many will not be so bounded, but lavish their time and money upon trifles. The apostle directs Christian females to put on something not corruptible, that beautifies the soul, even the graces of God's Holy Spirit. A true Christian's chief care lies in right ordering his own spirit. This will do more to fix the affections, and excite the esteem of a husband, than studied ornaments or fashionable apparel, attended by a froward and quarrelsome temper. Christians ought to do their duty to one another, from a willing mind, and in obedience to the command of God. Wives should be subject to their husbands, not from dread and amazement, but from desire to do well, and please God. The husband's duty to the wife implies giving due respect unto her, and maintaining her authority, protecting her, and placing trust in her. They are heirs together of all the blessings of this life and that which is to come, and should live peaceably one with another. Prayer sweetens their converse. And it is not enough that they pray with the family, but husband and wife together by themselves, and with their children. Those who are acquainted with prayer, find such unspeakable sweetness in it, that they will not be hindered therein. That you may pray much, live holily; and that you may live holily, be much in prayer.
Study Bible
Wives and Husbands
2when they see your pure and reverent demeanor. 3Your beauty should not come from outward adornment such as braided hair or gold jewelry or fine clothes, 4but from the inner disposition of your heart, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in God’s sight.…
Cross References
Isaiah 3:18
In that day the Lord will take away the beauty of their anklets, headbands, crescent ornaments,

Isaiah 3:24
Now it will come about that instead of sweet perfume there will be putrefaction; Instead of a belt, a rope; Instead of well-set hair, a plucked-out scalp; Instead of fine clothes, a donning of sackcloth; And branding instead of beauty.

1 Timothy 2:9
Likewise, I want the women to adorn themselves with respectable apparel, with modesty, and with self-control, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,

1 Peter 3:2
when they see your pure and reverent demeanor.
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Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

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Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the …

that.

Genesis 24:22,47,53 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man …

Exodus 3:22 But every woman shall borrow of her neighbor, and of her that sojournes …

Exodus 32:2 And Aaron said to them, Break off the golden earrings, which are …

Exodus 33:4 And when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned: and no …

Exodus 35:22 And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, …

Exodus 38:8 And he made the laver of brass, and the foot of it of brass, of the …

2 Kings 9:30 And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted …

Esther 5:1 Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal …

Psalm 45:9 Kings' daughters were among your honorable women: on your right hand …

Isaiah 3:18-24 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling …

Isaiah 52:1 Awake, awake; put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful …

Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my …

Jeremiah 2:32 Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people …

Jeremiah 4:30 And when you are spoiled, what will you do? Though you clothe yourself …

Ezekiel 16:7-13 I have caused you to multiply as the bud of the field, and you have …

Ezekiel 23:40 And furthermore, that you have sent for men to come from far, to …

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