Kefa Alef 3 – כיפא א פרק ג


1Likewise, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands, so that those who obey not HaDavar may be won without difficulty through your good example, 2when they see that you conduct yourselves with respect and modesty.  3And do not adorn yourselves with outward adornments, such as the platting of your hair, or the wearing of ornaments of gold, or costly apparel; 4but adorn yourselves by the spiritual person within your heart, with the Ru’akh of humility which is incorruptible and an ornament which is rich in the sight of Elohim.  5For so also in the past did the consecrated women who trusted in  Elohim  adorn their lives and were submissive to their own husbands, 6even as Sarah was submissive to Avraham, and called him ‘My Adon’; her daughters you are by reason of good works, and so long as you are not confused by any kind of false value.  7Likewise, you husbands, live with your wives with understanding, and hold them with tenderness like delicate vessels, because they also will inherit with you the gift of Khayei Olam; do this that you may not be hindered in your prayers.

8Finally, live in harmony, share the suffering of those who suffer, be affectionate one to another, and be kind and gentle; 9not rendering evil for evil, nor railing for railing, but instead of these, render blessing; for to this end you have been called, that you may inherit a blessing.  10Now, therefore, he who desires Khayim and wants to see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips, that they speak no guile: 11let him refrain from evil and do good; let him seek shalom and pursue it.  12For the eyes of  יהוה  are on the tzadikim, and his ears are open to their prayers, but the countenance of  יהוה  is against the wicked.  13And who is he that can harm you if you are zealous followers of that which is good?  14But if you suffer for the sake of tzedaka, you are blessed; and be not afraid of those who terrify you, neither be troubled.  15But consecrate  יהוה  Mashi’akh in your hearts; and be ready to give an answer in meekness and reverence to everyone who seeks from you a word concerning the hope of your absolute trust, 16having a good conscience, so that they who speak evil of you as of evildoers may be ashamed as men who belittle your good works in Mashi’akh.  17For it is better, if it is the will of Elohim, that you suffer for good deeds, rather than for evil doing.

18For Mashi’akh also once suffered for our sins, HaTzadik for sinners, that He might bring you to Elohim, therefore while He died in the flesh, He lives in HaRu’akh.  19And He declared to the souls imprisoned in She’ol, 20those who in the past were disobedient; and in the days of No’akh, when Ru’akh HaElohim had patience, He commanded an ark to be made in the hope of their repentance, but only eight souls entered into it, and were saved by its floating upon the water.  21You also are saved in that very manner by immersion, not merely by washing the filth from the body, but by confessing Elohim with a clean conscience, and by the resurrection of Yeshua HaMashi’akh, 22who is taken up to heaven and is at the right hand of Elohim, Malakhim and authorities and powers being made subject to Him.

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