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
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