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What is meant in 1 Peter 3:21 when it says "baptism now saves you"

In 1 Pet 3:21 it says (NASB, emphasis added): Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you—not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience—through the ...
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Does Peter suggest Jesus "descended into hell"?

1 Peter 3:18-22 (ESV): 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, in which ...
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Does the idea of being "born again" have a root earlier than John/Peter (or Jesus)?

In John 3:3, Jesus famously tells Nicodemus that to see the kingdom of God, one must be born again. Likewise, 1 Peter 1:3 and 1:23 both use this idea of a new or second birth. 1 Peter 1:3[...] In his ...
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What is Babylon refering to in the New Testament?

In the New Testament the city of Babylon is mentioned a few times. Notably in the book of Revelation: 6Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to ...
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Who did Jesus preach to in 1 Peter 3:19?

1 Peter 3:19 says that Jesus preached unto spirits in prison; are these spirits associated with the angels of 2 Peter 2:4 and Jude 1:6? If not who were the spirits that He preached to?
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Interpretation of the dead ones in 1 Peter 4:6?

1st 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 (KJV) Who ...
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Does 1 Peter 2:8 suggest humanity is destined or called to purposes set by God?

When reading 1 Peter 2:8 (NIV) I misinterpreted the meaning of 'destiny' when applied to the non-believers: and, "A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall." They ...
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How do the waters of Noah's flood correspond to baptism (1 Peter 3:21)?

In the NIV and the Berean Study Bible (apparently the most literal Bible translation according to its website) versions, 1 Peter 3:21 reads: "and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you ...
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1 Pet 3:3 (NASB) "Your adornment must not be *merely* external"

1 Pet 3:3 Net Bible Let your beauty not be external – the braiding of hair and wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes NIV Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate ...
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What is the literal meaning of "royal priesthood" in 1 Peter 2:9?

"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation..." - 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV) I've understood the phrase "royal priesthood" to mean something along the lines of "priesthood that serves ...
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Who are the πρεσβυτέροις in 1 Peter 5:1-5?

ΠΕΤΡΟΥ Α΄ 5:5 (SBLGNT) ὁμοίως, νεώτεροι, ὑποτάγητε πρεσβυτέροις. πάντες δὲ ἀλλήλοις τὴν ταπεινοφροσύνην ἐγκομβώσασθε, ὅτι Ὁ θεὸς ὑπερηφάνοις ἀντιτάσσεται ταπεινοῖς δὲ δίδωσιν χάριν. 1 Peter ...
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Did Jesus pre-exist in spiritual form as the "Spirit of Christ" at the time of the prophets according to 1 Peter 1:10-12?

Context: I came up with this question after reading this answer. 1 Peter 1:10-12 (NASB): 10 As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful ...
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What is the meaning of the Greek word sometimes translated "quiet" in 1 Peter 3:4?

I am looking for the correct Greek word and definition for the word used in 1 Peter 3:4 about the woman having a gentle and quiet spirit. [L]et your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with ...
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1 Peter 3:21 - What does "an appeal to God for a good conscience" mean?

There seems to be only one verse in the New Testament that directly says what baptism is, spiritually: 1 Peter 3:21. But the critical phrase is translated in many different ways: Baptism, ... now ...
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What are the “spiritual sacrifices” in 1 Peter 2:5?

1 Peter 2:5 NASB you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. What are the “...
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Is 1 Peter 1:12 saying that the angels in heaven are aware of what is happening on earth?

It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent ...
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1 Peter 3:15 - Collective Plurals or Distributive Plurals?

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: [1 Peter 3:15 KJV] In 1 Peter ...
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What does "suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin" in 1 Peter 4:1 mean?

1 Peter 4:1: Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; (Emphasis added) What ...
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Why is 'fine' added in the translation of ἱματίων in 1 Peter 3:3

Why do certain translations add the word 'fine' in 1 Peter 3:3 whilst others do not? Let your adornment not be the external kind, braiding hair and putting on gold jewelry or putting on fine ...
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What does "the grace of life" refer to in 1 Peter 3:7?

My question is pretty straightforward. I'm wondering what "the grace of life" refers to in this verse: Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman ...
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What is the "salvation ready to be revealed in the last time"?

1 Peter 1:3-5 NASB “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ ...
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Does Peter allude to the stones removed in the Maccabbean revolt?

In 1 Peter 2:4-10 (NIV) we read a comparison between Jesus as a rejected living stones, and those Peter is writing to being likewise living stones. He says that though they were once not a people, now ...
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What's the relationship between 1 Peter 4:1 and Ephesians 6:11

Peter talks about arming oneself with a thought/attitude: Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ...
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Why doesn't St. Paul use LOVE for each of the members, when he lays out the Rules for a Christian Households [Col 3:18-20]?

In laying out Rules for a Christian Households, St. Paul says in: Colossians 3:18-20 (RSVCE) Rules for Christian Households 18 Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 ...
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What did Sarah mean by calling Abraham her "lord"?

In Genesis 18:12 Sarah says, After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure? The word "lord" is Strong's Hebrew 113, אָדוֹן. 1 Peter 3:6 suggests that her calling her husband "...
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What is the difference between the ungodly and sinners in 1st Peter 4:18?

I’m not quite sure I understand the difference between the ungodly and the sinner in 1st Peter 4:18. It would seem that they mean the same thing but I feel there must be a difference between the two ...
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Who is the subject in 1Pet 2:8? "They stumble at being disobedient to the word..."

They stumble at being disobedient to the word, to which also they were appointed. 1Pet 2:8 The passage is to the church - you yourselves also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual ...
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What does the grammatical tense of the verb "judged" in 1 Peter 4:6 tell us about the order of the events in the verse?

In the following verse: 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. (1 ...
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In 1 Peter 1:4, why did the translators of the KJV translate εἰς ἡμᾶς as "for you"?

The Greek text of the Textus Receptus: εἰς κληρονομίαν ἄφθαρτον καὶ ἀμίαντον καὶ ἀμάραντον τετηρημένην ἐν οὐρανοῖς εἰς ἡμᾶς εἰς ἡμᾶς are basic Greek words, so how could such learned Greek ...
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Odd construction in 1 Peter 3:2?

As I've mentioned in other posts/questions, I am a novice to NT Greek and translation (but I'm trying to fix that!). Today, I randomly picked 1 Peter 3:1-6 to translate as an exercise. I kinda sorta ...
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What is the status of the word "because" in 1 Peter 2:8? ESV

"They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do". ESV There are other questions on this site which go into this verse without, I think, quite settling this point: ...
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Would 1 Peter Be The Oldest Letter In The New Testament?

I was reading this book by Craig S. Keener 1 Peter: A Commentary and he believes that the apostle Peter is the author of the letter. If his assertion is correct would that make 1 Peter the oldest ...
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1 Peter 1:20 says Christ was "foreknown". How was he then preexistant?

American KJV 1 Peter 1:20 says of Christ, Who truly was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you. It seems contradictory to say someone is "...
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Does Peter give an imperative in 1 Peter 2:2?

Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, 2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, 3 if indeed you have tasted ...
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What does "Blessed" mean in 1 Peter 1:3?

" Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the ressurrection of Jesus Christ from the ...
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Translation of 1 Peter 3:21 and baptism

συνειδήσεως ἀγαθῆς ἐπερώτημα εἰς Θεόν Can this phrase from 1 Peter 3:21 be translated as "the request addressed (by God) to a good conscience in God." meaning that God demands baptism from every man ...
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1 Peter 3:22 If Jesus is God, wouldn't the angels be subject unto him already?

1 Peter 3:21-22 21The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of ...
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Do Peter's words in 1 Peter 2:24 suggest that 'wound' would be a better word than 'bruise' in Genesis 3:15?

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. [1 Peter 2:24 KJV] All twenty six ...
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Translation questions "right, may, might" as listed below

John 1:12 "to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God." John 20:31 "but these (signs) are written so that you may believe that Jesus is ...
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What does it mean for the government to "praise" those who do good (1 Pet. 2:13-14; Rom. 13:3)?

My question pertains to two passages. The first one, 1 Peter 2:13-14 reads (NKJV), Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to ...
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1 Peter 1:3 What is a living hope?

What is the primary meaning of the term living hope, as opposed to any implied meanings? Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be ...
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1 Peter 1: 5- "who by God’s power are being guarded through faith "- How the "being guarded" done?

Would this mode - "being guarded"(v5) from the various trials (v6) - be a "norm" for believers until the journey ends? Context: 1 Peter 1:5-6 (ESV) "who "by God’s power are being guarded through ...
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What evidence supports the theory that the author of 1 Peter was familiar with Galatians?

In another forum, a question was raised about 1 Peter which implied that the author of 1 Peter was familiar with Paul's Epistle to the Galatians. What textual evidence (within 1 Peter) supports the ...
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Are women allowed to wear any adornment/adorned clothes?

I will be honest with you, I have been struggling with scrupulosity for years over this subject. I love fashion and it is also my work but also want to do what's right in the eyes of God. I was trying ...
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What does "unity of mind" mean in 1 Peter 3:8?

1 Peter 3:8 "Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love. a tender heart, and a humble mind". ESV My emphasis. If Christians being of one mind is a question of ...
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When was Jesus made alive in the spirit? 1 Peter 3:18

1 Peter 3:17-22 (ESV): 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil. 18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, ...
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Were the household tables in Peter and Paul counter-cultural in their day?

The household tables in Paul's letters and in 1 Peter pair up sets of people: Wives submit to your husbands : Husbands love your wives Children obey your fathers : Fathers don't exasperate your ...
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1 Peter 2:2 textual variations, which is proper?

The NKJV says: “Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you ...
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Is God's foreknowledge (1 Peter 1) compatible with the belief in libertarian free will?

Foreknowledge is mentioned twice in the first chapter of 1 Peter. The first instance is found in 1 Peter 1:1-2 regarding the elect exiles: Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect ...
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What is "a sprinkling of blood" in 1 Peter 1:2

κατὰ (according to) πρόγνωσιν (foreknowledge) Θεοῦ (of God) Πατρός (Father) ἐν (by) ἁγιασμῷ (a sanctification) Πνεύματος (of spirit) εἰς (into) ὑπακοὴν (obedience) καὶ (and) ῥαντισμὸν (a sprinkling) ...
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