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1 Peter 3

He teacheth the duty of wives and husbands to each other,

1 Peter 3:1 Likewyse let the wyues be in subieccion to their hussbandes, that euen they which beleue not the worde, maye without the worde be wonne by ye couersacion of the wyues, 1 Peter 3:2 whan they beholde yor pure conuersacion in feare. 1 Peter 3:3 Whose apparell shal not be outwarde wt broyded heer, & hanginge on of golde, or in puttynge on of gorgious araye, 1 Peter 3:4 but let ye inwarde ma of ye hert be vncorrupte wt a meke & a quyete sprete, which before God is moch set by. 1 Peter 3:5 For after this maner in the olde tyme, dyd ye holy weme which trusted in God, tyer the selues, & were obedient vnto their hussbades: 1 Peter 3:6 Euen as Sara obeyed Abraham, and called him lorde: whose doughters ye are, as loge as ye do well, not beynge afrayed for eny trouble. 1 Peter 3:7 Likewyse ye men, dwell with them acordinge vnto knowlege, geuynge honor vnto the wife, as to the weaker vessel: & as vnto the yt are heyres with you of the grace of life, that youre prayers be not let.

exhorting all men to unity and love,

1 Peter 3:8 But in conclusion be ye all of one mynde, one suffre with another, loue as brethren, be pitefull, be curteous. 1 Peter 3:9 Recopence not euell for euell, nether rebuke for rebuke: but cotrary wyse, blesse: and knowe that ye are called therto, euen yt ye shulde be heyres of ye blessynge. 1 Peter 3:10 For who so listeth to lyue, and wolde fayne se good dayes, Let him refrayne his tonge from euell, and his lippes yt they speake no gyle. 1 Peter 3:11 Let him eschue euell, & do good: Let him seke peace and ensue it. 1 Peter 3:12 For ye eyes of the LORDE are ouer the righteous, & his eares are open vnto their prayers. But ye face of the LORDE beholdeth the yt do euell. 1 Peter 3:13 And who is it that can harme you, yf ye folowe that which is good?

and to suffer persecution.

1 Peter 3:14 Not withstodinge blessed are ye, yf ye suffre for righteousnes sake Feare not ye their threatnynge, nether be troubled, 1 Peter 3:15 but sanctifye the LORDE God in youre hertes. Be ready allwayes to geue an answere to euery ma, that axeth you a reason of the hope that is in you, and that with mekenes & feare, 1 Peter 3:16 hauynge a good conscience, that they which bacbyte you as euell doers, maye be ashamed, that they haue falsely accused youre good couersacion in Christ. 1 Peter 3:17 For it is better (yf the wyll of God be so) that ye suffre for well doynge, the for euell doynge. 1 Peter 3:18 For as moch as Christ hath once suffred for oure synnes, ye iust for the vniust, for to brynge vs to God: & was slayne after the flesh, but quyckened after the sprete.

He declareth also the benefits of Christ toward the old world.

1 Peter 3:19 In the which sprete he also wente, and preached vnto ye spretes that were in preson, 1 Peter 3:20 which in tyme past beleued not, whan God once a bode and suffred pacietly in the tyme of Noe, whyle the Arke was a preparynge: Wherin fewe (that is to saye eight soules) were saued by water. 1 Peter 3:21 Which signifieth baptyme yt now saueth vs: not ye puttinge awaye of the fylth of the flesh, but in yt a good cosciece cosenteth vnto God by ye resurreccion of Iesus Christ, 1 Peter 3:22 which is on the righte hande of God, and is gone in to heaue, angels, power and mighte subdued vnto him.

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