1. In like manner, those that are wives, should submit themselves to their own husbands, so that even if some are not persuaded by the word, they might through their wives good behaviour be won without the word.
2. As they see with fear, your pure way of life.
3. Which is not in outward braiding of hair, wearing of gold, or putting on those worldly garments.
4. But [that which is] of the hidden man of the heart, in that which is of incorruptible disposition and steadfast spirituality, which are, in the face of God, of great value.
5. For in this way, also in olden times, holy women who put their trust upon God only, conducted themselves: they subjected themselves to their own husbands.
6. As Sarah obeyed her Abraham, she called him “Lord”, whose children ye have become. Ye are to do good and not be afraid of anyone that ye would flee.
7. Those who are men likewise, should dwell together with their wives as weaker vessels, according to knowledge, giving honour to their wives as those who also are fellow heirs of the grace of life, so that you will not be frustrated in your prayers.
8. And in conclusion, be ye all of one mind, being sympathetic, having brotherly love, bowels of goodwill, being friendly-minded,
9. Not repaying evil with evil, or reviling with reviling, but on the contrary, with blessings, knowing that for this were ye called, so that ye may inherit a blessing.
10. For he that will love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips so that it utters no deceit.
11. Let him turn away from evil, and do good. Let him seek peace, and pursue it.
12. Because the eyes of the Lord are on those that are righteous, and his ears are towards their prayers. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.
13. And who is he that will harm ye, if ye become followers of those that are good?
14. But if also ye suffer for righteousness sake, blessed are ye. But fear ye not their fear, neither be ye troubled.
15. But sanctify ye the Lord God in those hearts of yours, and be ever ready to answer everyone that asks you to speak about the hope that is in you, with meekness and reverence.
16. Having a good conscience, so that those who speak against you as evil doers, they shall be ashamed, who falsely accuse your good behaviour in Christ.
17. For it is better, to do good, and if the will of God should will it so, to suffer for it than for doing evil.
18. For Christ also once on account of sin suffered, the righteous for those that are unrighteous, so that we might be led back to God; he was put to death truly in the flesh, but made alive in the Spirit.
19. By which also to those sprits in prison he went and preached.
20. Who were unbelieving, at that time when God himself waited patiently in the days of Noah, while the ark was being constructed, into which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved by water.
21. Which is for us an antitype of our salvation now – the immersion baptism, not of the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but rather, the answer of a good conscience towards God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
22. Who is by the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, subjecting to himself, angels and authorities and powers.
Started translation 12:52 pm 26th May, 2017, Completed 11:30 pm 27th May, 2017.