The Bible has a lot to say about our mouth, and the power of the tongue. I think this passage of Scripture is teaching wives to be submissive, and not overreact, when their husband gets angry. Many women foolishly pour gas on the fire by their inflammatory words! 1st Peter 3:6, “Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.” There is much theological debate over the interpretation of this passage, but to me it makes perfect sense. A lot of women improperly respond to a husband's anger, which compels him to turn violent. Argue as you may, the thousands of news stories over the years about domestic violence support my interpretation of 1st Peter 3:6.
We also see that the opposite of being “afraid with any amazement” is for a wife to call her husband “lord” (her authority), which is doing well and being submissive. One of the most common things that I hear in the news is about angry husbands murdering their wives. It breaks my heart, because there is nothing more encouraging than seeing a stable and happy family. Something that I often notice, and you will notice it too if you pay attention, is WHY men kill their wives, which is almost always a consequence of her RUNNING HER BIG MOUTH! The Holy Bible has much to say about the power that a woman has over a man, for good or for evil. ...
Proverbs 18:21, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
Proverbs 31:26, “She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.”
Proverbs 7:21, “With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.”
Ecclesiastes 10:4, “If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offences.”
Need I say more? Wow! As you just read, a woman can tempt a man to sin, just with her lips. She can cause him to yield to sin, with her speech. And the best way to handle a normal person who is angry is to remain calm and quiet. Death and life, the Bible says, are in the POWER of the tongue! I am saddened each time that I read the horrifying story of another destroyed family. Oftentimes a man murders his wife because she ran her big mouth!