1 Peter 3:3
New International Version
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes.

New Living Translation
Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes.

English Standard Version
Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—

Berean Study Bible
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment such as braided hair or gold jewelry or fine clothes,

Berean Literal Bible
whose adorning let not be the external, of braiding of hair and putting around of gold, or putting on of garments,

New American Standard Bible
Your adornment must not be merely external-- braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses;

King James Bible
Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

Christian Standard Bible
Don't let your beauty consist of outward things like elaborate hairstyles and wearing gold jewelry,

Contemporary English Version
Don't depend on things like fancy hairdos or gold jewelry or expensive clothes to make you look beautiful.

Good News Translation
You should not use outward aids to make yourselves beautiful, such as the way you fix your hair, or the jewelry you put on, or the dresses you wear.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your beauty should not consist of outward things like elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold ornaments or fine clothes.

International Standard Version
Your beauty should not be an external one, consisting of braided hair or the wearing of gold ornaments and dresses.

NET Bible
Let your beauty not be external--the braiding of hair and wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes--

New Heart English Bible
Let your beauty be not just the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on fine clothing;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not be adorned with outward ornaments of your hair braids or of gold jewelry or fine clothing,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wives must not let their beauty be something external. Beauty doesn't come from hairstyles, gold jewelry, or clothes.

New American Standard 1977
And let not your adornment be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let their adorning not be outward with ostentatious hairdos and wearing of gold nor in composition of apparel,

King James 2000 Bible
Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

American King James Version
Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

American Standard Version
Whose adorning let it not be the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on apparel;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whose adorning let it not be the outward plaiting of the hair, or the wearing of gold, or the putting on of apparel:

Darby Bible Translation
whose adorning let it not be that outward one of tressing of hair, and wearing gold, or putting on apparel;

English Revised Version
Whose adorning let it not be the outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on apparel;

Webster's Bible Translation
Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing gold, or of putting on apparel;

Weymouth New Testament
Your adornment ought not to be a merely outward thing--one of plaiting the hair, putting on jewelry, or wearing beautiful dresses.

World English Bible
Let your beauty be not just the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on fine clothing;

Young's Literal Translation
whose adorning -- let it not be that which is outward, of plaiting of hair, and of putting around of things of gold, or of putting on of garments,
Study Bible
Wives and Husbands
2when they see your pure and reverent demeanor. 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.…
Cross References
Isaiah 3:18
In that day the Lord will take away the finery of their anklets and headbands and crescents,

Isaiah 3:24
Instead of fragrance there will be a stench; instead of a belt, a rope; instead of styled hair, baldness; instead of fine clothes, sackcloth; instead of beauty, branding.

1 Timothy 2:9
Likewise, I want the women to adorn themselves with respectable apparel, with modesty, and with self-control, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,

1 Peter 3:2
when they see your pure and reverent demeanor.

Treasury of Scripture

Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

adorning let.

1 Timothy 2:9,10
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; …

Titus 2:3
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

that.

Genesis 24:22,47,53
And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold; …

Exodus 3:22
But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.

Exodus 32:2
And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.







Lexicon
[Your beauty]
ὧν (hōn)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

{should} not
οὐχ (ouch)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

come
ἔστω (estō)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

[from]
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

outward
ἔξωθεν (exōthen)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1855: (a) from outside, from without, (b) outside, both as adj. and prep; with article: the outside. From exo; external(-ly).

adornment
κόσμος (kosmos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).

[such as] braided
ἐμπλοκῆς (emplokēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1708: A plaiting, braiding. From empleko; elaborate braiding of the hair.

hair
τριχῶν (trichōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2359: Hair (of the head or of animals). Genitive case trichos, etc. of uncertain derivation; hair.

or
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

gold [jewelry]
χρυσίων (chrysiōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5553: A piece of gold, golden ornament. Diminutive of chrusos; a golden article, i.e. Gold plating, ornament, or coin.

or
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

fine clothes,
ἱματίων (himatiōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2440: A long flowing outer garment, tunic. Neuter of a presumed derivative of ennumi; a dress.
(3) Whose adorning let it not be . . . .--The passage shows that the Asiatic Christians were not all of the poorer classes. Many of the wealthy Jewesses had joined them. The wealth of the Ephesian Christians about this time may be gathered from 1Timothy 2:9, and of the Laodiceans from Revelation 3:17. Two things are to be noted about the advice here given. (1) It is not intended directly as a corrective of vanity. St. Peter is not bidding them beware of love of dress, although (as Bengel points out) the three words of "plaiting," "wearing" (literally, putting round oneself), and "putting on," are intended to convey the notion of elaborate processes in which time is wasted. But the main thought is, How are the husbands to be attracted? Not, says St. Peter, by any external prettiness of adornment, but by inward graces. (2) The Apostle is not forbidding the use of gold, &c. Leighton (himself something of a precisian) says, "All regard of comeliness and ornament in apparel is not unlawful, nor doth the Apostle's expression here, rightly considered, fasten that upon the adorning he here speaks of. He doth no more universally condemn the use of gold for ornament than he doth any other comely raiment, which here he means by that general word of putting on of apparel, for his 'not' is comparative; not this adorning, but the ornament of a meek spirit, that rather, and as much more comely and precious; as that known expression (Hosea 6:6), 'I will have mercy, and not sacrifice?" At the same time he is, of course, speaking of these things with studied contempt: and we may be sure he would have spoken with abhorrence of any adorning which partook of the nature of lying. Even in one of Xenophon's works there is a charming passage where an Athenian gentleman expostulates with his wife on the folly of hoping to attract him by wearing high-heeled shoes and painting her face with rouge and white.

Verse 3. - Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair. A common Hebraism, like our Lord's injunction in John 6:27, "Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which cndureth unto everlasting life." St. Peter does not forbid the moderate use of ornaments, but asserts their utter worthlessness compared with Christian graces. The ladies of the time seem often to have had their hair dressed in a very fantastic and extravagant manner. And of wearing of gold; rather, golden ornaments. Or of putting on of apparel. This verse shows that, although the mass of believers at this time belonged to the poorer classes, yet there must have been a proportion of persons of rank and wealth among the Christians of Asia Minor (comp. 1 Timothy 2:9; Revelation 3:17). 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.
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