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20 those who disobeyed God long ago when God waited patiently while Noah was building his boat. Only eight people were saved from drowning in that terrible flood.[a] 21 And that water is a picture of baptism, which now saves you, not by removing dirt from your body, but as a response to God from[b] a clean conscience. It is effective because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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  1. 3:20 Greek saved through water.
  2. 3:21 Or as an appeal to God for.

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