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17 After all, if it is the will of God, it is better to suffer for doing right than for doing wrong.

18 For the Messiah[a] also suffered[b] for sins once for all,
    an innocent person for the guilty,
        so that he could bring you[c] to God.
He was put to death in a mortal body
    but was brought to life by the Spirit,

19 in which he went and made a proclamation to those imprisoned spirits

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  1. 1 Peter 3:18 Or Christ
  2. 1 Peter 3:18 Other mss. read died
  3. 1 Peter 3:18 Other mss. read us