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19 in which he also went and made an announcement to the spirits in prison. 20 These spirits disobeyed long ago, when God’s patience was waiting in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In this ark a few, that is, eight souls, were saved by water. 21 And corresponding to that, baptism now saves you—not the removal of dirt from the body but the guarantee[a] of a good conscience before God through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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  1. 1 Peter 3:21 Or legal claim, or assurance