1 Peter 3:1-7
Likewise, you wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word…
I. THE FOUNDATION OF DOMESTIC LIFE. "Dwell with your wives according to knowledge" — in accord with the light of reason, sense, humanity, and especially revelation. The very attitude and demeanour of life require to be matters of study and thought.
II. THE COURTESY OF DOMESTIC LIFE. "Giving honour to the wife as being the weaker vessel." This consists in a nameless deference, an unfailing regard, a constant forbearance, a remembrance of her bodily weakness, as well as of her subordinate position.
III. THE SANCTIFICATION OF DOMESTIC LIFE. "As being heirs together of the grace that is given unto you."
(J. J. S. Bird, B. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;