1 Peter 3:19
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English Standard Version
in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison,

King James Bible
By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;

American Standard Version
in which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison,

Douay-Rheims Bible
In which also coming he preached to those spirits that were in prison:

English Revised Version
in which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison,

Webster's Bible Translation
By which also he went and preached to the spirits in prison;

Weymouth New Testament
in which He also went and proclaimed His Message to the spirits that were in prison,

1 Peter 3:19 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

By which (ἐν ᾧ)

Wrong. Rev., correctly, in which in the spiritual form of life; in the disembodied spirit.

Went and preached (πορευθεὶς ἐκήρυξεν)

The word went, employed as usual of a personal act; and preached, in its ordinary New-Testament sense of proclaiming the Gospel.

To the spirits (πνεύμασιν)

As in Hebrews 12:23, of disembodied spirits, though the word ψυχαὶ, souls, is used elsewhere (Revelation 6:9; Revelation 20:4).

In prison (ἐν φυλακῇ)

Authorities differ, some explaining by 2 Peter 2:4; Jde 1:6; Revelation 20:7, as the final abode of the lost. Excepting in the last passage, the word occurs nowhere else in the New Testament in a metaphorical sense. It is often translated watch (Matthew 14:25; Luke 2:8); hold and cage (Revelation 18:2). Others explain as Hades, the kingdom of the dead generally.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

By which.

1 Peter 1:11,12 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify...

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...

Nehemiah 9:30 Yet many years did you forbear them, and testified against them by your spirit in your prophets: yet would they not give ear...

Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said to me, See you do it not: I am your fellow servant...

in.

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 you may say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways...

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek...

Revelation 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

Cross References
1 Peter 3:18
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,

1 Peter 3:20
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.

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