20 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,

References for 1 Peter 3:20

21 and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God.a It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

References for 1 Peter 3:21

    • n 3:21 - Or "but an appeal to God for a clear conscience"