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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In this way, also, you women, submit to your husbands, that you may win without labor those who do not obey the word by your beautiful way of life,
When they see that you conduct yourselves in reverence and discretion.
Do not be adorned with outward ornaments of your hair braids or of gold jewelry or fine clothing,
But be adorned in the secret person of the heart and in a humble spirit which is uncorrupted, an excellent ornament before God.
For in this way from the first, the holy women who hoped in God were adorning their souls and they submitted to their husbands.
Just as Sarah was subject to Abraham and was calling him, “My lord”, whose daughters you are by good works, when you are not shaken with any fear.
7And you men, in this way dwell with your wives by knowledge, and hold them in honor as weaker vessels, lest you be subverted in your prayers, because they also inherit the gift of eternal life with you.
8But the conclusion is that you should all be in harmony; suffer with those who are suffering, love one another, be merciful and humble.
9And you should not repay a person evil for evil, neither insults for insults; but to the contrary of these things, give blessings, for you are called to this, that you would inherit blessing.
10Therefore, whoever desires life and loves to see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips that they do not speak deceit.
11Let him move away from wickedness and let him do good; let him seek peace and run after it.
12Because the eyes of THE LORD JEHOVAH are upon the righteous and his ears hear them; the face of the Lord is against the evil.
13And who is he who will do evil to you if you will be zealous for good?
14And if you suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed, and you should not be afraid of those who terrorize you, and be not provoked.
15But hallow THE LORD JEHOVAH The Messiah in your hearts, and be ready to return a defense to everyone who requests a statement from you about the hope of your faith, in meekness and in reverence,
16As you have a good conscience, so that those who speak against you as against evil people, may be ashamed as people who reject your beautiful way of life, which is in The Messiah.
17For it is an advantage to you that when you are doing good works, you suffer evil, if it is thus the will of God, but not while you are doing evil.
18Because The Messiah also died once for the sake of our sins, The Righteous One in the place of sinners, to bring you to God, and he died in body and lived in his Spirit.
19And he preached to those souls who were held in Sheol,
20These who from the first were not convinced in the days of Noah when the long-suffering of God commanded that there would be an ark, upon the hope of their repentance, and only eight souls entered it and were kept alive by water.
21For you also are saved in it by that simile in baptism, not when you wash the body from impurity, but when you confess God with a pure conscience, and by the resurrection of Yeshua, The Messiah,
22He who has been escorted into Heaven, and he is upon the right hand of God, and the Angels and the Principalities and the Powers are subjected unto him.