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1 Peter 3:19 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— in which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits [now] in prison,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— By which also he went and preached to the spirits in prison;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— in which also going he preached to the spirits [which are] in prison,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— In which, even unto the spirits in prison, he went and proclaimed,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— in which also to the spirits in prison having gone he did preach,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— In which also coming he preached to those spirits that were in prison:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— By which also he went and preached vnto the spirits in prison,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— he preached unto those souls who were held in sheul,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And he preached to those souls, which were detained in Hades,

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
By 1722
{1722} Prime
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
which 3739
{3739} Prime
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
also 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
he went 4198
{4198} Prime
Middle voice from a derivative of the same as G3984; to traverse, that is, travel (literally or figuratively; especially to remove [figuratively die], live, etc.).
<5679> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive Deponent (See G5789)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 164
and preached 2784
{2784} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; to herald (as a public crier), especially divine truth (the gospel).
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
unto the x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
spirits 4151
{4151} Prime
From G4154; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy spirit.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
prison; 5438
{5438} Prime
From G5442; a guarding or (concretely guard), the act, the parson; figuratively the place, the condition, or (specifically) the time (as a division of day or night), literally or figuratively.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Peter 3:18-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Peter 3:19

By which Spirit he preached — Through the ministry of Noah. To the spirits in prison — The unholy men before the flood, who were then reserved by the justice of God, as in a prison, till he executed the sentence upon them all; and are now also reserved to the judgment of the great day.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Peter 3:19

(22) By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;

(22) A secret objection: Christ indeed might do this, but what is that to us? Indeed (faith the apostle) for Christ has showed his power in all ages both in the preservation of the godly, were they never so few and miserable, and in avenging the rebellion of his enemies, as it appears by the history of the flood: for Christ is he who in those days (when God through his patience appointed a time of repentance to the world) was present, not in corporal presence, but by his divine power, preaching repentance, even by the mouth of Noah himself who then prepared the ark, to those disobedient spirits who are now in prison, waiting for the full recompence of their rebellion, and saved those few, (that is, only eight people) in the water.

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By which:

1 Peter 1:11-12 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. ... Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
1 Peter 4:6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
Nehemiah 9:30 Yet many years didst thou forbear them, and testifiedst against them by thy spirit in thy prophets: yet would they not give ear: therefore gavest thou them into the hand of the people of the lands.
Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See [thou do it] not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.


Isaiah 42:7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, [and] them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Isaiah 49:9 That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that [are] in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures [shall be] in all high places.
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound;
Revelation 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
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Did He goes to Hades and preach?
- Joel (9/13/2018 7:12:05 AM)
" which to the spirits/breathers in prison/guard/watch, He went and preached/proclaimed/heralded" - if this was Jesus having gone, while in death, to hades and preached, why only to those who perished in the flood? More likely, the Spirit of Christ/captain of salvation, heralded through the works of Noah to those of that day who were locked into/headed into, judgment(the flood) as they were not hearing..
- marie glen (5/19/2018 10:43:42 AM)
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