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This may be the wrong question to ask of the passage. One major theme of 1 Peter is responding correctly to unjust suffering: to being accused of doing wrong, and even punished, because your holy lifestyle doesn't fit with the culture of the society you live in. You can see this clearly in 2:12, 2:18-24, 3:14-18; and it makes good sense as the unifying ...


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Here is the English translation of the interlinear version of 1 Peter 3:3-4 in the New American Standard: Whose let it be not the external of braiding of hair and putting around of gold or putting on of garments adorning1 But the hidden of the heart man in the imperishable [beauty] of the gentle and quiet spirit which is before God of great worth ...


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1 Peter 3:3 ὧν ἔστω οὐχ ὁ ἔξωθεν ἐμπλοκῆς τριχῶν καὶ περιθέσεως χρυσίων ἢ ἐνδύσεως ἱματίων κόσμος (1Pe 3:3 BGT) A literal translation of the Greek would be “Let not your adornment be external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on clothes.” Peter, however, is not forbidding the wearing of any clothes at all (as a literal reading ...



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