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

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 3:21 Or but an appeal to God for a clear conscience

Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized(A) into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death(B) in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead(C) through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.(D)

For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.(E)

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16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.(A)

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