King James Version

1 Peter 3:1-22

1Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; 2While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. 3Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; 4But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. 5For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: 6Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. 7Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. 8Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 9Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 10For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: 11Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. 12For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

13And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? 14But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; 15But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: 16Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. 17For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. 18For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: 19By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; 20Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. 21The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: 22Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Petro 3:1-22

Ɔyerenom Ne Okununom

1Saa ara nso na ɔyerenom nso ɛsɛ sɛ mobrɛ mo ho ase ma mo kununom sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a, sɛ wɔn mu bi nnye asɛm no nni a, mo suban pa no bɛtwetwe wɔn ama wɔagye asɛm no adi. Ɛho nhia sɛ mobɛka biribi, 2ɛfiri sɛ wɔbɛhunu obuo ne anidie a mode ma Onyankopɔn wɔ mo suban mu. 3Mommma ɔhonam mu asiesie nnyɛ mo dadwene; sɛ ɛyɛ ɛkwan a mofa so kyekyere mo ti, anaa adwinneɛ a mode siesie mo ho, anaa ntoma a mofira. 4Momfa ɔdwoɔ ne ahobrɛaseɛ nkyerɛ mo ahoɔfɛ a ɛyɛ akomamuteɛ no. Saa ahoɔfɛ yi kyɛre na ɛsɔ Onyankopɔn ani. 5Saa ɛkwan yi so na mmaa agyidifoɔ a wɔtenaa ase tete no a na wɔwɔ anidasoɔ wɔ Onyankopɔn mu no nam brɛɛ wɔn ho ase maa wɔn kununom, de kyerɛɛ wɔn ahoɔfɛ. 6Sara yɛɛ saa ara. Ɔtiee Abraham asɛm frɛɛ no “Me wura.” Seesei sɛ moyɛ papa na monsuro hwee a, moyɛ ne mmammaa.

7Mo okununom nso, saa ara na ɛsɛ sɛ modwene mo yerenom ho wɔ mo asetena mu. Momfa anidie mma wɔn na monhunu mmerɛ a wɔyɛ na monhunu sɛ wɔne mo yɛ adedifoɔ, na biribi ansi mo mpaeɛbɔ ɛkwan.

Papayɛ So Amanehunu

8Deɛ ɛtwa toɔ, Mo nyinaa montena ase asomdwoeɛ mu. Monnya ɔtema mma mo ho mo ho. Monnodɔ mo ho mo ho, na monyɛ ahummɔborɔ, na mommrɛ mo ho ase. 9Mommfa bɔne ntua bɔne so ka, na mommfa ɔyea nso ntua ɔyea so ka. Na mmom, daa, monhyirahyira, ɛfiri sɛ, ɛno enti na wɔfrɛɛ mo na moanya nhyira. 10Ɛfiri sɛ, Atwerɛsɛm no ka sɛ,

“Obiara a ɔpɛ sɛ ɔtena ase yie

na ɔhunu nna pa no,

ɛnsɛ sɛ ɔka kasa bɔne,

na ɛsɛ sɛ ɔgyae atorɔtwa.

11Ɛsɛ sɛ ɔte ne ho firi bɔne ho na ɔyɛ papa

na ɔti asomdwoeɛ akyi na ɔdi akyire.

12Ɛfiri sɛ, Awurade ani wɔ ateneneefoɔ so

na ɔtie wɔn mpaeɛbɔ

na ɔtia wɔn a wɔyɛ bɔne.”

13Sɛ wopere sɛ wopɛ sɛ woyɛ deɛ ɛtene a, hwan na ɔbɛha wo? 14Na sɛ ɛba mpo sɛ woyɛ deɛ ɛtene na wohunu ho amane a, wʼani gye. Monnsuro nnipa, na mommma hwee nha mo. 15Momfa anidie mma Kristo wɔ mo akoma mu, na momma ɔnyɛ mo Awurade. Ɛberɛ biara a obi bɛbisa mo gyidie a mowɔ wɔ mo mu ho asɛm no, monkyerɛ no aseɛ. 16Momfa obuo ne anidie mma saa mmuaeɛ no. Momma mo adwene mu nna hɔ sɛdeɛ wɔn a wɔsopa mo suban pa wɔ Kristo mu no anim bɛgu ase wɔ wɔn nsekuro no ho. 17Ɛfiri sɛ, sɛ ɛyɛ Onyankopɔn pɛ sɛ mobɛhunu amane a, ɛyɛ sɛ mobɛhunu ade tenenee a moyɛeɛ ho amane sene sɛ mobɛyɛ bɔne. 18Ɛfiri sɛ, Kristo no ankasa wu maa mo. Ɔwuu pɛnkorɔ maa mo bɔne sɛdeɛ ɛbɛma moatumi akɔ Onyankopɔn nkyɛn. Wɔkumm no honam mu, nanso ɔsɔree honhom mu, 19na ɔnam honhom no so kɔkaa Asɛmpa no kyerɛɛ ahonhom a wɔda afiase no. 20Ahonhom yi yɛɛ asoɔden tiaa Onyankopɔn ɛberɛ a Noa resene ne hyɛn no, nanso Onyankopɔn too ne bo ase maa wɔn. Onyankopɔn nam nsuo no so gyee nnipa baawɔtwe nkwa. 21Ɛno na afei ne sɛso ne asubɔ a ɛgye mo nkwa seesei no. Ɛnyɛ honam ani efi hohoro, na mmom, ɛyɛ bɔ a wɔfiri ahonim pa mu hyɛ Onyankopɔn. Ɛnam Yesu Kristo wusɔreɛ so gye mo nkwa. 22Kristo kɔ ɔsoro afei, na ɔte Onyankopɔn nifa so na ɔdi ɔhene wɔ abɔfoɔ nyinaa ne ewiem atumfoɔ so.