English Standard Version
Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
King James Bible
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
Darby Bible Translation
Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
World English Bible
Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
Young's Literal Translation
The wives! be subject to your own husbands, as is fit in the Lord;
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Is fit (ἀνῆκεν)
See on Plm 1:8. The imperfect tense, was fitting, or became fitting, points to the time of their entrance upon the christian life. Not necessarily presupposing that the duty remained unperformed. Lightfoot illustrates by ought, the past tense of owed, and says, "the past tense perhaps implies an essential a priori obligation."
In the Lord
Connect with is fitting, and compare well-pleasing in the Lord, Colossians 3:20.
LibraryMay 5. "If Ye Then be Risen" (Col. Iii. 1).
"If ye then be risen" (Col. iii. 1). God is waiting this morning to mark the opening hours for every ready and willing heart with a touch of life and power that will lift our lives to higher pleasures and offer to our vision grander horizons of hope and holy service. We shall not need to seek far to discover our risen Lord. He was in advance even of the earliest seeker that Easter morning, and He will be waiting for us before the break of day with His glad "All Hail," if we have only eyes to see …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
What have I to do with Idols?
Christ Our Life.
So when the decree made by the king is proclaimed throughout all his kingdom, for it is vast, all women will give honor to their husbands, high and low alike."
(for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true),
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
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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