for thus once also the holy women who did hope on God, were adorning themselves, being subject to their own husbands,
1 Peter 3:5 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For after this manner - Simplicity reigned in primitive times; natural ornaments alone were then in use. Trade and commerce brought in luxuries; and luxury brought pride, and all the excessive nonsense of Dress. No female head ever looks so well as when adorned with its own hair alone. This is the ornament appointed by God. To cut it off or to cover it is an unnatural practice; and to exchange the hair which God has given for hair of some other color, is an insult to the Creator. How the delicacy of the female character can stoop to the use of false hair, and especially when it is considered that the chief part of this kind of hair was once the natural property of some ruffian soldier, who fell in battle by many a ghastly wound, is more than I can possibly comprehend. See the notes on 1 Corinthians 11:14-16 (note); and 1 Timothy 2:9 (note).
Who trusted in God - The women who trust Not in God are fond of dress and frippery; those who trust in God follow nature and common sense.
Being in subjection unto their own husbands - It will rarely be found that women who are fond of dress, and extravagant in it, have any subjection to their husbands but what comes from mere necessity. Indeed, their dress, which they intend as an attractive to the eyes of others, is a sufficient proof that they have neither love nor respect for their own husbands. Let them who are concerned refute the charge.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Proverbs 31:10,30 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies...
Luke 8:2,3 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils...
Acts 1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
Acts 9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas...
1 Timothy 2:10 But (which becomes women professing godliness) with good works.
1 Timothy 5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet...
Titus 2:3,4 The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine...
1 Samuel 2:1 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoices in the LORD, my horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over my enemies...
Jeremiah 49:11 Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let your widows trust in me.
Luke 2:37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple...
1 Timothy 2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
1 Timothy 5:5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusts in God, and continues in supplications and prayers night and day.
Hebrews 11:11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age...
1 Peter 3:2-4 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear...
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