1 Peter 3:20
Strong's Lexicon
who disobeyed
ἀπειθήσασίν (apeithēsasin)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 544: To disobey, rebel, be disloyal, refuse conformity. From apeithes; to disbelieve.

long ago
ποτε (pote)
Particle
Strong's Greek 4218: At one time or other, at some time, formerly. From the base of pou and te; indefinite adverb, at some time, ever.

when
ὅτε (hote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3753: When, at which time. From hos and te; at which too, i.e. When.

God
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

waited
ἀπεξεδέχετο (apexedecheto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 553: To expect eagerly, wait for eagerly, look for. From apo and ekdechomai; to expect fully.

patiently
μακροθυμία (makrothymia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3115: Patience, forbearance, longsuffering. From the same as makrothumos; longanimity, i.e. forbearance or fortitude.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[the] days
ἡμέραις (hēmerais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

of Noah,
Νῶε (Nōe)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3575: (Hebrew) Noah. Of Hebrew origin; Noe, a patriarch.

[while the] ark
κιβωτοῦ (kibōtou)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2787: A box, i.e. The sacred ark and that of Noah.

was being built.
κατασκευαζομένης (kataskeuazomenēs)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2680: From kata and a derivative of skeuos; to prepare thoroughly; by implication, to construct, create.

In
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

[the ark]
ἣν (hēn)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

a few [people],
ὀλίγοι (oligoi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3641: Puny; especially neuter somewhat.

[only]
τοῦτ’ (tout’)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

eight
ὀκτὼ (oktō)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3638: Eight. A primary numeral; 'eight'.

souls,
ψυχαί (psychai)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 5590: From psucho; breath, i.e. spirit, abstractly or concretely.

were saved
διεσώθησαν (diesōthēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1295: From dia and sozo; to save thoroughly, i.e. to cure, preserve, rescue, etc.

through
δι’ (di’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

water.
ὕδατος (hydatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5204: Water. And genitive case, hudatos, etc. From the base of huetos; water literally or figuratively.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
who in the past were disobedient, when God patiently waited in the days of Noah while an ark was being prepared. In it a few  — that is, eight people  — were saved through water.

New American Standard Bible
who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through [the] 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.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water,

New Living Translation
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.

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.

New American Standard Bible
who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who in the past were disobedient, when God patiently waited in the days of Noah while an ark was being prepared. In it a few--that is, eight people--were saved through water.

International Standard Version
who disobeyed long ago in the days of Noah, when God waited patiently while the ark was being built. In it a few, that is, eight persons, were saved by water.

NET Bible
after they were disobedient long ago when God patiently waited in the days of Noah as an ark was being constructed. In the ark a few, that is eight souls, were delivered through 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:

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:

Young's Literal Translation
who sometime disbelieved, when once the long-suffering of God did wait, in days of Noah -- an ark being preparing -- in which few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water;






Cross References
Genesis 6:3
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

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

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

Genesis 7:23
And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.

Genesis 8:18
And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him:

Acts 2:41
Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

Romans 2:4
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

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; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

1 Peter 1:9
Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 1:22
Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

1 Peter 2:25
For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
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