1 Peter 3:7
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English Standard Version
Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

King James Bible
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

American Standard Version
Ye husbands, in like manner, dwell with your wives according to knowledge, giving honor unto the woman, as unto the weaker vessel, as being also joint-heirs of the grace of life; to the end that your prayers be not hindered.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Ye husbands, likewise dwelling with them according to knowledge, giving honour to the female as to the weaker vessel, and as to the co-heirs of the grace of life: that your prayers be not hindered.

English Revised Version
Ye husbands, in like manner, dwell with your wives according to knowledge, giving honour unto the woman, as unto the weaker vessel, as being also joint-heirs of the grace of life; to the end that your prayers be not hindered.

Webster's Bible Translation
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

Weymouth New Testament
Married men, in the same way, live with your wives with a clear recognition of the fact that they are weaker than you. Yet, since you are heirs with them of God's free gift of Life, treat them with honour; so that your prayers may not be hindered.

1 Peter 3:7 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

According to knowledge

With an intelligent recognition of the nature of the marriage relation.

The woman (τῷ γυναικείῳ)

Not a noun, however, as would appear from the ordinary rendering, but an adjective, agreeing with σκεύει, vessel, as does also ἀσθενεστέρῳ, weaker. Both are attributes of vessel; the female vessel as weaker. So Rev., in margin.

Vessel (σκεύει)

Compare 1 Thessalonians 4:4. The primary idea of vessel, which is formed from the Latin vasellum, the diminutive of vas, a vase, is that of the receptacle which covers and contains; the case or protecting cover. Hence it is allied, etymologically, with vest, vestment, and wear. It is used in the New Testament (1) in the sense of a cup or dish (Luke 8:16; John 19:29; 2 Timothy 2:20; Revelation 2:27; Revelation 18:12). (2) Of the man, as containing the divine energy, or as a subject of divine mercy or wrath, and hence becoming a divine instrument. Thus Paul is a chosen vessel to bear God's name (Acts 9:15). Vessels of wrath (Romans 9:22); of mercy (Romans 9:23). So of the woman, as God's instrument, along with man, for his service in the family and in society. (3) Collectively, in the plural, of all the implements of any particular economy, as a house, or a ship. Matthew 12:29, goods; Acts 27:17, the tackling or gear of a ship.

Giving (ἀπονέμοντες)

Only here in New Testament. The word means, literally, to portion out, and is appropriate to the husband as controlling what is to be meted out to the wife.

Hindered (ἐγκόπτεσθαι)

So A. V. and Rev., and the best texts, and the majority of commentators. The word means, literally, to knock in; make an incision into; and hence, generally, to hinder or thwart (Galatians 5:7; 1 Thessalonians 2:18). Some, however, read ἐκκόπτεσθαι, to cut off or destroy.

1 Peter 3:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

ye.

Genesis 2:23,24 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man...

Proverbs 5:15-19 Drink waters out of your own cistern, and running waters out of your own well...

Malachi 2:14-16 Yet you say, Why? Because the LORD has been witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously...

Matthew 19:3-9 The Pharisees also came to him, tempting him, and saying to him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause...

1 Corinthians 7:3 Let the husband render to the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife to the husband.

Colossians 3:19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.

Ephesians 5:25-28,33 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it...

giving.

1 Corinthians 12:22-24 No, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary...

1 Thessalonians 4:4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor;

heirs.

Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

that.

Job 42:8 Therefore take to you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering...

Matthew 5:23,24 Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has ought against you...

Matthew 18:19 Again I say to you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask...

Romans 8:26,27 Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought...

Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed to the day of redemption.

Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit...

Cross References
Ephesians 5:25
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

Ephesians 5:28
In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

Ephesians 5:33
However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

Colossians 3:19
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,

1 Peter 3:1
Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives,

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