1 Peter 3:4
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English Standard Version
but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.

King James Bible
But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

American Standard Version
but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible apparel of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the hidden man of the heart in the incorruptibility of a quiet and a meek spirit, which is rich in the sight of God.

English Revised Version
but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible apparel of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Webster's Bible Translation
But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Weymouth New Testament
Instead of that, it should be a new nature within--the imperishable ornament of a gentle and peaceful spirit, which is indeed precious in the sight of God.

1 Peter 3:4 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

Meek (πραέος)

See on Matthew 5:5.

Of great price (πολυτελές)

The word used to describe costly raiment, 1 Timothy 2:9.

1 Peter 3:4 Parallel Commentaries

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the hidden.

Psalm 45:13 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of worked gold.

Psalm 51:6 Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part you shall make me to know wisdom.

Matthew 23:26 You blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

Luke 11:40 You fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?

Romans 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter...

Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed...

Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

2 Corinthians 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

Ephesians 4:22-24 That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts...

Colossians 3:3,9,10 For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God...

which is not.

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and stays for ever.

a meek.

1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts...

Psalm 25:9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

Psalm 147:6 The LORD lifts up the meek: he casts the wicked down to the ground.

Psalm 149:4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth...

Isaiah 29:19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place...

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek...

Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest to your souls.

Matthew 21:5 Tell you the daughter of Sion, Behold, your King comes to you, meek, and sitting on an donkey, and a colt the foal of an donkey.

2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you...

Galatians 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Ephesians 4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love;

Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering;

2 Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

Titus 3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness to all men.

James 1:21 Why lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word...

James 3:13-17 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom...

quiet.

Psalm 131:2 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.

Jeremiah 51:59 The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah...

1 Thessalonians 4:11 And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

2 Thessalonians 3:12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

1 Timothy 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

which is in.

1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him...

Psalm 147:10,11 He delights not in the strength of the horse: he takes not pleasure in the legs of a man...

Psalm 149:4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

Luke 16:15 And he said to them, You are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts...

Cross References
Matthew 5:5
"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Romans 1:23
and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

Romans 7:22
For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being,

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