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17 For it is better to be suffering while doing-good, if the will of God should [so] will it, than while doing-evil.

Because Christ Himself Suffered To Bring Us To God, And Is Now Glorified By God

18 Because Christ also suffered once-for-all for sins— a righteous One for unrighteous ones— in order that He might bring you to God, having been put-to-death in the flesh but made-alive[a] by the Spirit[b],

19 ... by Whom[c] also[d] having gone, He proclaimed[e] to the spirits[f] in prison—

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  1. 1 Peter 3:18 Or, given life.
  2. 1 Peter 3:18 Or, in the Spirit; or, in spirit, in His spirit; or, in the realm of the spirit.
  3. 1 Peter 3:19 That is, the Spirit. Or, in which. That is, in His spirit; or, in the state of being dead in the flesh but alive in spirit.
  4. 1 Peter 3:19 Or even; that is, by Whom having gone, He even proclaimed.
  5. 1 Peter 3:19 Or, made a proclamation.
  6. 1 Peter 3:19 That is, people; or, angels.

17 For it is better, if it is God’s will,(A) to suffer for doing good(B) than for doing evil. 18 For Christ also suffered once(C) for sins,(D) the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.(E) He was put to death in the body(F) but made alive in the Spirit.(G) 19 After being made alive,[a] he went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits(H)

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  1. 1 Peter 3:19 Or but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which also

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