19 in which also he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison,

20 who were formerly disobedient, when the patience of God waited in the days of Noah, while[a] an ark was being constructed, in which a few—that is, eight souls—were rescued through water. 21 And[b] also, corresponding to this, baptism now saves you, not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

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  1. 1 Peter 3:20 Here “while” is supplied as a component of the temporal genitive absolute participle (“was being constructed”)
  2. 1 Peter 3:21 Literally “which”