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17 If God wants you to suffer, it is better to suffer for doing what is right than for doing what is wrong.

Christ Suffered for Us

18 Christ suffered and died for sins once for all. He never sinned and yet He died for us who have sinned. He died so He might bring us to God. His body died but His spirit was made alive. 19 Christ went and preached to the spirits in prison.

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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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Footnotes

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

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