New American Standard Bible
For in this way in former times the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands;
King James Bible
For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:
Darby Bible Translation
For thus also the holy women who have hoped in God heretofore adorned themselves, being subject to their own husbands;
World English Bible
For this is how the holy women before, who hoped in God also adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands:
Young's Literal Translation
for thus once also the holy women who did hope on God, were adorning themselves, being subject to their own husbands,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For after this manner, in the old time - The allusion here is particularly to the times of the patriarchs, and the object of the apostle is to state another reason why they should seek that kind of ornament which he had been commending. The reason is, that this characterized the pious and honored females of ancient times - those females who had been most commended of God, and who were most worthy to be remembered on earth.
Who trusted in God - Greek, "Who hoped in God;" that is, who were truly pious. They were characterized by simple trust or hope in God, rather than by a fondness for external adorning.
Adorned themselves - To wit, with a meek and quiet spirit, manifested particularly by the respect evinced for their husbands.
Being in subjection unto their own husbands - This was evidently a characteristic of the early periods of the world; and piety was understood to consist much in proper respect for others, according to the relations sustained toward them.
'Be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts.'--1 Peter iii. 14, 15. These words are a quotation from the prophet Isaiah, with some very significant variations. As originally spoken, they come from a period of the prophet's life when he was surrounded by conspirators against him, eager to destroy, and when he had been giving utterance to threatening prophecies as to the coming up of the King of Assyria, and the voice of God encouraged him and his …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.
1 Timothy 5:5
Now she who is a widow indeed and who has been left alone, has fixed her hope on God and continues in entreaties and prayers night and day.
1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1 Peter 3:3
Your adornment must not be merely external-- braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses;
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