1 Peter 3:18–22

3:18 30 Because Christ also suffered31 once for sins,

the just for the unjust,32

to bring you to God,

by being put to death in the flesh

but33 by being made alive in the spirit.34

3:19 In it35 he went and preached to the spirits in prison,36

3:20 after they were disobedient long ago37 when God patiently waited38 in the days of Noah as an ark was being constructed. In the ark39 a few, that is eight souls, were delivered through water. 3:21 And this prefigured baptism, which now saves you40—not the washing off of physical dirt41 but the pledge42 of a good conscience to God—through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 3:22 who went into heaven and is at the right hand of God43 with angels and authorities and powers subject to him.44

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