17 For it is better to suffer(A) for doing good, if that should be God’s will,[a] than for doing evil.

18 For Christ also suffered(B) for sins once for all,[b](C)
the righteous for the unrighteous,[c]
that He might bring you[d] to God,(D)
after being put to death in the fleshly realm[e](E)
but made alive in the spiritual realm.[f]

19 In that state[g] He also went and made a proclamation to the spirits(F) in prison[h]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 3:17 Lit if the will of God should will
  2. 1 Peter 3:18 Other mss read died for sins on our behalf; other mss read died for our sins; other mss read died for sins on your behalf
  3. 1 Peter 3:18 Or the Righteous One in the place of the unrighteous many
  4. 1 Peter 3:18 Other mss read us
  5. 1 Peter 3:18 Or in the flesh
  6. 1 Peter 3:18 Or in the spirit, or in the Spirit
  7. 1 Peter 3:19 Or In whom, or At that time, or In which
  8. 1 Peter 3:19 Perhaps fallen supernatural beings or angels; 2Pt 2:4; Jd 6

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