Bible Verses For Wives

     The other day I was studying in “The Amplified Bible” which offers expansion on the meaning of the Hebrew and Greek words. [These expanded words are bracketed in the text.]  I was reading Peter’s teachings for wives and was so instructed and encouraged that I wanted to share it with all of you.  As you read the following Scripture verses carefully study and meditate on the expanded Greek words to get the full meaning, and then ask God for the grace to apply them to your life. 
I Peter 1:1-8

IN LIKE manner, you married women, be submissive to your own husbands [subordinate yourselves as being secondary to and dependent on them, and adapt yourselves to them], so that even if any do not obey the Word [of God], they may be won over not by discussion but by the [godly] lives of their wives,

    2When they observe the pure and modest way in which you conduct yourselves, together with your reverence [for your husband; you are to feel for him all that reverence includes: to respect, defer to, revere him–to honor, esteem, appreciate, prize, and, in the human sense, to adore him, that is, to admire, praise, be devoted to, deeply love, and enjoy your husband].

    3Let not yours be the [merely] external adorning with [elaborate] interweaving and knotting of the hair, the wearing of jewelry, or changes of clothes;

    4But let it be the inward adorning and beauty of the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit, which [is not anxious or wrought up, but] is very precious in the sight of God.

    5For it was thus that the pious women of old who hoped in God were [accustomed] to beautify themselves and were submissive to their husbands [adapting themselves to them as themselves secondary and dependent upon them].

    6It was thus that Sarah obeyed Abraham [following his guidance and acknowledging his headship over her by] calling him lord (master, leader, authority). And you are now her true daughters if you do right and let nothing terrify you [not giving way to hysterical fears or letting anxieties unnerve you].

    7In the same way, you married men should live considerately with [your wives], with an intelligent recognition [of the marriage relation], honoring the woman as [physically] the weaker, but [realizing that you] are joint heirs of the grace (God’s unmerited favor) of life, in order that your prayers may not be hindered and cut off. [Otherwise you cannot pray effectively.]

    8Finally, all [of you] should be of one and the same mind (united in spirit), sympathizing [with one another], loving [each other] as brethren [of one household], compassionate and courteous (tenderhearted and humble).

Theme:The Better Way:Loving Your Husband is Good: Loving Your Husband With Respect is Better.

“Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified Bible.”  

Read also: A Biblical Marriage

Read also: Self-Discipline

Read also: Hannah, Full of Grace

About Gail Slawson

I am a 74 year old wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. After 54 years of marriage, my husband and I have been richly blessed with 4 wonderful children and their wonderful mates and 19 precious grandchildren, five of whom are already with the Lord and 5 great-grandchildren. My husband and I are busy retirees and reside in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where we serve the Lord Jesus Christ through Bible Studies, as mentors in our church and telling others about Him "as we go." Mark 16:15
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3 Responses to Bible Verses For Wives

  1. Beth says:

    Very sobering. Thank you for the reminder in our self-centered society that belittles men (a lot of the time) what a light we can be to show honor and reverence to our husbands and bring Glory to God.


  2. germanfilms says:

    Teach me how to cook rolls!


  3. biografilms says:

    What would you have spent a million dollars?


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