For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death ° in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
 

3:18 once suffered. For “once suffered,” a better connotation is “once for all died.”

3:18 quickened by the spirit. “Quickened by the Spirit” means “alive in spirit.” Although His body was in the tomb, His spirit (which could be understood as essentially the Holy Spirit, who is also called the Spirit of Christ), descended “into the lower parts of the earth” (Ephesians 4:9).


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