1 Peter 3:4
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New International Version
Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.

New Living Translation
You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.

English Standard Version
but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.

Berean Study Bible
but from the inner disposition of your heart, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in God's sight.

Berean Literal Bible
but the hidden man of the heart, in the imperishable of the gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth before God.

New American Standard Bible
but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Instead, it should consist of what is inside the heart with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very valuable in God's eyes.

International Standard Version
Instead, it should be the inner disposition of the heart, consisting in the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which God values greatly.

NET Bible
but the inner person of the heart, the lasting beauty of a gentle and tranquil spirit, which is precious in God's sight.

New Heart English Bible
but in the hidden person of the heart, in the incorruptible adornment of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God very precious.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But be adorned in the secret person of the heart and in a humble spirit which is uncorrupted, an excellent ornament before God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Rather, beauty is something internal that can't be destroyed. Beauty expresses itself in a gentle and quiet attitude which God considers precious.

New American Standard 1977
but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but let the interior adorning of the heart be without corruption, and of an agreeable spirit and peaceful, which is precious in the sight of God.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible apparel of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the hidden man of the heart in the incorruptibility of a quiet and a meek spirit, which is rich in the sight of God.

Darby Bible Translation
but the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible [ornament] of a meek and quiet spirit, which in the sight of God is of great price.

English Revised Version
but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible apparel of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
Instead of that, it should be a new nature within--the imperishable ornament of a gentle and peaceful spirit, which is indeed precious in the sight of God.

World English Bible
but in the hidden person of the heart, in the incorruptible adornment of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God very precious.

Young's Literal Translation
but -- the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible thing of the meek and quiet spirit, which is, before God, of great price,
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
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. 5For this is how the holy women of the past adorned themselves. They put their hope in God and were subject to their husbands,…
Cross References
Matthew 5:5
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

Romans 1:23
and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images of mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.

Romans 7:22
For in my inner being I delight in God's Law.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

the hidden.

Psalm 45:13 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of worked gold.

Psalm 51:6 Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part …

Matthew 23:26 You blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and …

Luke 11:40 You fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which …

Romans 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that …

Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body …

Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

2 Corinthians 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, …

Ephesians 4:22-24 That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, …

Colossians 3:3,9,10 For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God…

which is not.

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, …

a meek.

1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts…

Psalm 25:9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

Psalm 147:6 The LORD lifts up the meek: he casts the wicked down to the ground.

Psalm 149:4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek …

Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with …

Isaiah 29:19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor …

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose …

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed …

Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in …

Matthew 21:5 Tell you the daughter of Sion, Behold, your King comes to you, meek, …

2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, …

Galatians 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Ephesians 4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing …

Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels …

2 Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure …

Titus 3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all …

James 1:21 Why lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and …

James 3:13-17 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show …

quiet.

Psalm 131:2 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned …

Jeremiah 51:59 The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah the son of …

1 Thessalonians 4:11 And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and …

2 Thessalonians 3:12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, …

1 Timothy 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a …

which is in.

1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the …

Psalm 147:10,11 He delights not in the strength of the horse: he takes not pleasure …

Psalm 149:4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek …

Luke 16:15 And he said to them, You are they which justify yourselves before …

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