Bible ~~- Newer Testament ~~- 1st Peter ~~- chapter 3 of 5 (22 verses.)

1st Peter 3Wrench

Wife, Live In Humble Submission To Your Man
1 [Like a sheep to a shepherd,] you wives, stay in subjection to your own husbands. [This is hard, because some of your husbands are jerks. Yet the payoff is] that [even] if any [given husband] fails to obey YAH's word, the wives, without talking/complaining [or sermonizing], can โ€˜winโ€™ their husbands by behaving [wisely and compassionately].
The person in charge of any situation is the one with his/her mouth shut. Preachers can [and should] also โ€˜win soulsโ€™ without yakking, simply by behaving admirably.
2 ๐Ÿ˜‡, people will be amazed and changed when they see your chaste, respectful behavior.
3 ๐Ÿ˜‡, your beauty can't come from external adornments: fancy hairstyles, gold jewelry, or fine apparel.
Forget all that.
4 ๐Ÿ˜‡, let your attractiveness come from your hidden inner human heart, innocent and incorruptible. Let your charm come not from ornaments [and status symbols] but from your meek, quiet spirit. [The world discounts integrity.] But in the view of [YHVH] the Eloah, [virtue] is priceless.
5 The ancient holy women put their hope in YHVH. [They] submitted to their husbands. [The Hebrew matriarchs] adorned themselves humbly and simply, [as should modern women].
6 Follow Sara, who obeyed [fallible] Abraham {Father-Of-Billions}, calling him โ€˜Master.โ€™ You [women] are Sara's daughters, as long as you do right and avoid giving way to fear.
Husband means โ€˜masterโ€™ and โ€˜lord.โ€™ Tell young ladies that, and they'll be less quick to jump in the sack and marry some jerk.
Husband, Sacrifice Yourself To Love Your Wife
7 Likewise, you husbands, dwell with your wives in understanding and considerate compassion. Give honor to your wife, as you would a delicate, priceless crystal vase. Consider her your co-inheritor of the grace of life. Do this, or your prayers may be blocked.
Love Your Enemies; Return Good For Bad
8 Finally, all of you [believers], be of one mind. [Brim] full of sympathy toward each other. Love one another with tender [courteous] hearts and humble [spirits].
9 Never pay back evil for evil, nor unkindness for insult. Give blessings to ruinous people who hurt you, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Walk in your calling [to love your enemies]. THEN you inherit a blessing.
โ€œWalk in your callingโ€ also means โ€œdon't keep trying to re-invent yourself.โ€ You know what you're born for. Do it. Now.
Never Lie; Turn From Evil; Pray In Purity
10 As [Psalm 34:12-16 says]: โ€œWhoever wants to love life and see good days must rein back his tongue from [speaking] evil, and keep his lips from speaking deceit, ๐Ÿ˜‡.โ€
See the Seeds Family worship scripture song.
11 If you want a good life, you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, have to turn from evil, and do good, and journey out, running for peace.
12 For [YHVH] Adonai's eyes watch over [all] righteous [beings, ๐Ÿ˜‡]. [YAH's] ears stay open to their prayers. Meanwhile, the face of YHVH [rails] against [everyone] who wreaks ruin.โ€
Psalm 34:12-16
13 If you zealously [live doing] good, no one can truly harm you, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
In the blink of an eye, YHVH will raise you from the dead. So you can never be in danger.
Suffer For Doing Good; Accept Libel & Slander
14 When you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, suffer for being righteous, you're blessed! As Isaiah says, โ€œNever fear what others call โ€˜Terror.โ€™ Never [let evil throw you into] turmoil.โ€
Isaiah 8:12 means to ignore war propaganda that labels its enemies โ€˜terrorists.โ€™
15 [Purge all fear from your heart, ๐Ÿ˜‡.] Fill your heart (like a holy sanctuary) with the [Spirit of] Almighty Eloah, YHVH [the commander of angel armies]. Then, [even when your enemy's sword points at your neck,] stay ready to humbly and courteously give an answer to every man who asks you for the reason why you [live] filled with hope.
Rejoice that the world and its false churches hate you and your Savior and they want you both dead.
16 [Yes, the world and the false churches] malign you, ๐Ÿ˜‡. They murder your reputation. [They slanderously] label you โ€˜criminal.โ€™ [They frame you as a heretic, fanatic, drug-addict, murderer, traitor, tax-evader, fraudster, terrorist and/or pedophile]. They falsely accuse you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, [even though you] exemplify good behavior as a part of the body of the Messiah. But [don't worry. Just] keep your conscience clear. [YAH] soon comes to put those [liars] to shame.
17 For it's better, if the will of [YHVH] the Eloah allows, that you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, suffer for doing good, than for doing evil.
18 For the Messiah suffered for [our] sins, ๐Ÿ˜‡: a just [man dying] to [save us] unjust [sinners]. That's how Yahshua [redeemed us from the devil: to] bring us into [the pure Dominion of YHVH] the Eloah. [Murderers] put Yahshua to death in the flesh. Yet YAH's Spirit brought [him back] to life.
Yahshua Travels Through Time To Noah's Day
19 By [YAH's Spirit,] Yahshua also traveled [back through time]. He heralded [the Good News] to the [fallen angel] spirits imprisoned [here on prison-planet earth].
โ€˜Spiritsโ€™ probably = fallen angels mentioned in Gen 6:2,4. Yahshua, once resurrected, apparently went back in time and spoke to people, as the messenger [aka angel/guard] of YHVH. Catholics misuse this verse to invent the fiction of a purgatorial state between heaven and โ€˜hell.โ€™ See next verse.
20 These โ€˜spirit prisonersโ€™ whom Yahshua taught were disobedient [angels roaming the earth] while [YHVH] the Eloah patiently waited 100 years for Noah to build the ark. Then all but 8 [people refused] to get in the boat [YAH sent to] save them from the [overwhelming] water[s].
21 The water of [Noah's] flood is a picture of the baptism that now saves us [believers], ๐Ÿ˜‡. ([Spirit baptism] removes no dirt from your body.) Rather, you appeal (with a repentant conscience) for YHVH to raise you from the dead, both spiritually and physically, as YHVH resurrected Yahshua the Messiah.
Yahshua Is YAH's King Of All Universes
22 Yahshua has entered Samayim [heaven]. He [sits enthroned] at the right hand of YHVH. [YAH has permanently rendered all] angels and authorities and powers subject to Yahshua.