19 in which[a] he also went and made proclamation to the spirits(A) in prison 20 who in the past were disobedient, when God patiently waited in the days of Noah(B) while the ark was being prepared. In it a few—that is, eight people[b](C)—were saved through water. 21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you (not as the removal of dirt from the body,(D) but the pledge[c] of a good conscience toward God) through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,(E)

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  1. 3:19 Or by whom, or in whom, or at that time
  2. 3:20 Or souls
  3. 3:21 Or the appeal

19 After being made alive,[a] he went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits(A) 20 to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently(B) in the days of Noah while the ark was being built.(C) In it only a few people, eight in all,(D) were saved(E) through water, 21 and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you(F) also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience(G) toward God.[b] It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,(H)

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  1. 1 Peter 3:19 Or but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which also
  2. 1 Peter 3:21 Or but an appeal to God for a clear conscience

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