17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if God wills it[a], than for doing evil.

18 For Christ also suffered once for sins,
    the just for the unjust,
in order that he could bring you to God,
    being put to death in the flesh,
but made alive in the spirit,
19 in which also he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison,

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  1. 1 Peter 3:17 Literally “if the will of God wills”