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Husband… Is Your Wife The Weaker Vessel?


Wale Joseph


Husband… Is Your Wife The Weaker Vessel? Video…

Quite a lot of Biblical passages are easy to understand. Yet, scholars will always consider applying all necessary inputs, to ensure proper explanations. All the same, when compared alongside what is not just a natural event but also obvious, the interpretation given to certain passages in the Holy Bible might have to be rephrased. Such a rephrase rather than oppose… will further affirm the relevance of the Holy Bible in modern times.


“Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.”

(The entire verse)


“Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them… as unto the weaker vessel…; that your prayers be not hindered.”

(1st Peter 3:7 KJV, Shortened)


With due regard to all eminent Bible scholars… the Holy Bible isn’t referring to the woman as the weaker vessel, as interpreted by some people. Although, requiring further considerations are the expressions of certain Bible versions for saying, “Likewise… showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel….” Tyndale’s Bible of 1526 might be the earliest English Bible. However, it might be stress-free to leave Tyndale’s Bible, to make use of King James Version 1611/1769. Certainly, King James Version of the Holy Bible would be an easily readable precursor to all other Bible versions. This action is based on the belief that a small age-gap between Tyndale’s, King James’ and the first complete Bible (either in Greek or Hebrew), will allow for a thorough explanation.

Then, a humble meaning for the seventh verse of first Peter chapter three is that the woman should be treated as unto… As if… she’s weaker than the man. In this verse, the Bible is simply teaching the man to be caring at all times, towards his spouse. This is a Biblical lesson that is being taught as a masculine marital input. So, pampering, caring and similar actions are inputs that shouldn’t only precede sexual activities; rather, they should be regular habits from the man to his wife. On one hand, this explanation shows that a number of recommendations by research experts, on caring for one’s wife are in absolute agreement with this Bible passage.

On the other hand, it is noteworthy that a feeble woman wouldn’t ever be able to cope with the rigor embedded within the Book of Proverbs 31 verses 10 to 30. The first verse describes the title for the passage. Fourteen out of the verses describe a woman of desirable physical and mental strength. Five verses (11, 12, 23, 28 and 29) are loaded; to corroborate the fact that the woman is an appropriate help to the man (…a help meet…” Genesis 2:18). And to sum up, verse thirty affirms why a woman should maintain a precious link to God. Any man that’s able to identify all these God-given physical and mental abilities in his wife should show a basic expression of appreciation, and that includes by being caring.

Certainly, a man will always look forward to having marital success. Noteworthy is the fact that this objective is shared by every wife. Then, the man should co-opt his able companion. Using this divine coincidence as a springboard, he should relate with her, not as the weaker vessel, (and please take note of this) but as unto… “As if she’s the weaker vessel;” …pampering and caring for his wife, in the same way it is done for babies!



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