1 Peter 3:20
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English Standard Version
because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water.

King James Bible
Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

American Standard Version
that aforetime were disobedient, when the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Which had been some time incredulous, when they waited for the patience of God in the days of Noe, when the ark was a building: wherein a few, that is, eight souls, were saved by water.

English Revised Version
which aforetime were disobedient, when the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water:

Webster's Bible Translation
Who formerly were disobedient, when once the long-suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was preparing, in which few, that is, eight souls, were saved by water.

Weymouth New Testament
who in ancient times had been disobedient, while God's longsuffering was patiently waiting in the days of Noah during the building of the Ark, in which a few persons--eight in number--were brought safely through the water.

1 Peter 3:20 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

In which (εἰς ἣν)

Lit., into which. A pregnant construction; into which they were gathered, and in which they were saved.

By water (διὰ)

Rev., through. Some take this as instrumental, by means of water; others as local, by passing through the water, or being brought safely through the water into the ark. Rev., in margin, were brought safely through water.

1 Peter 3:20 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

sometime.

Genesis 6:3,5,13 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh...

the longsuffering.

Isaiah 30:18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious to you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy on you...

Romans 2:4,5 Or despise you the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long-suffering...

Romans 9:22 What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known...

2 Peter 3:15 And account that the long-suffering of our Lord is salvation...

the days.

Matthew 24:37-39 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be...

Luke 17:26-30 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man...

while.

Genesis 6:14-22 Make you an ark of gopher wood; rooms shall you make in the ark, and shall pitch it within and without with pitch...

Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house...

wherein.

Genesis 7:1-7,13,23 And the LORD said to Noah, Come you and all your house into the ark; for you have I seen righteous before me in this generation...

Genesis 8:1,18 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark...

Matthew 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads to life, and few there be that find it.

Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Luke 13:24,25 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able...

2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness...

by.

Genesis 7:17-23 And the flood was forty days on the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth...

2 Corinthians 2:15,16 For we are to God a sweet smell of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish...

Ephesians 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

Cross References
Genesis 6:3
Then the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years."

Genesis 6:5
The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Genesis 6:8
But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.

Genesis 7:23
He blotted out every living thing that was on the face of the ground, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens. They were blotted out from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the ark.

Genesis 8:18
So Noah went out, and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives with him.

Acts 2:41
So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

Romans 2:4
Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

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