1 Peter 3:19


“By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of 1 Peter 3:19

“By which also he went and preached vnto the spirits in prison,”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of 1 Peter chapter 3

“in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits {now} in prison,”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“in which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison,”
American Standard Version (1901)

“By whom he went to the spirits in prison, preaching to those”
Basic English Bible

“in which also going he preached to the spirits [which are] in prison,”
Darby Bible

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

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

“in which He also went and proclaimed His Message to the spirits that were in prison,”
Weymouth Bible

“in which he also went and preached to the spirits in prison,”
World English Bible

“For which thing he cam in spirit, and also to hem that weren closid togidre in prisoun prechide;”
Wycliffe Bible

“in which also to the spirits in prison having gone he did preach,”
Youngs Literal Bible


Mike's comment on 2020-07-04 10:25:33:

Read Mathew 27: 51-53


Dave's comment on 2020-05-29 08:45:29:

There were children of God from Adam to christ's death who were in abraham's bossom.

Had christ not died and resurrected, they would remain there in limbo forever.

Abraham's bossom was next door to hell in the heart of the earth, with a huge space, (chasm) separating them.

I believe jesus stood or floated between them and preached the gospel while both sides listened.

The people in hell I don't believe repented. The bible says in revelation that they still cursed God...

Those in abraham's bossom were set free and now are with the Lord in heaven.

Anyone killed for the word of God and for jesus christ, are the souls under the altar in heaven. Rev.

The dead in christ resurrect just before the rapture. And people say the rapture happens before the tribulation.

If that were true, the resurrection of dead in christ would happen first, followed by a rapture.

But that's impossible. because a resurrection happens before the rapture.

When does the bible tell us that the first resurrection happens???

Revelation 20:1-6 says the first resurrection is after the tribulation after the beheadings.

So if nobody is resurrected until after the tribulation, how can a resurrection and rapture happen before the tribulation?? It cant!!

Therefore After the tribulation, Jesus appears in the clouds and the dead in christ rise. Everyone from Adam all the way to the believers from the tribulation.

Then those who are alive and remained from the tribulation, will be caught up and changed together with those who resurrected.

They all meet jesus in air and float to mount of olives. The tribes mourn because they see Jesus descending from the air with ten thousands of his saints. Then the thrones are set up and we rule and reign with Christ for a thousand years.

Hebrews 1:8 says that only jesus is called a son of God. So the Angel's are not sons.

I understand that job calls someone sons of God but its not fallen Angel's.

May God bless all who read this.


bob Hilt's comment on 2020-03-24 12:55:13:

in a word YES Jesus went to Abraham's bosom recorded in Luke 16. Before Jesus all the old testament saints went there. On the other side were the wicked who rejected the Lord. rnMatthew 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. what was Jesus doing there? preaching the gospelrn1 Peter Chapter 3: 18 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:rn19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;rnfallen angels have no offer of salvation Hebrews 2:16


Bill's comment on 2020-03-24 12:03:36:

Did Jesus preach in hell for 3 days? Can people or demons in hell still be saved?


Isaac Niitan Cofie's comment on 2017-02-01 18:07:14:

In fact the Bible interpretation comes only from the Father our God Peter just want to state that that Jesus Christ preached also to the dead during the three days death before the resurrection those dead from the time of Adam till the day of crucification


Betty Navratil's comment on 2015-06-25 13:36:57:

Between the time of Christ 's death and resurrection, Christ 's spirit was in the heart of the earth,to get the key of Hades,and to preach to the spirits of men in there. Since the devil never repent,the preaching was for men. I hope and pray that view 2 is right.I hope that those who have not heard of the Gospel or have not understand it will still receive a second chance to understand and accept salvation from God. Hell was made for the devils.


happy e david's comment on 2015-02-17 06:55:26:

spirits in prison are dead people spirit hed captive by Satan DAT Jesus death came 2 set free heb 11: 40


Charlie's comment on 2015-02-11 11:39:44:

The spirits in prison are the fallen angels sons of God that came in to the daughters of men, and giants were born to them. See Genesis 6:2-4. They are being held in chains of darkness 2 Peter 2:4 , because they kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation Jude v.6 These fallen angels are being held in prison because they crossed the line, and tried to corrupt the human bloodline to prevent the Messiah from coming. As far as the immortality of the soul, please read the Bible, as it states in 1 Corinthians 15:53 ' For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. ' 1 Thess. 4:17 'Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. ' 2 Cor. 5:8 'We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. "


Jigs Nep's comment on 2013-07-31 15:34:32:

I have written exegesis about this. The Spirits in Prison was Mankind. Peter is telling us that Jesus preached to them whom Isaiah referred as "the captives." They were disobedient even in the days of Noah. The man's spirit is willing but it is being withheld by the flesh that is weak. The Bible tells us that "all mankind" is a prisoner of the Sin of the flesh. You may google "Spirits in Prison Zambotimes" for further reference.


siam's comment on 2013-01-29 00:06:55:


Doug Lamb's comment on 2011-04-29 07:16:01:

There is a lot of uncertainty around this verse...I can say for sure that Christ proclaimed His victory over death and sin,"but" the verses regarding "Taking captivity captive" (Eph.4:8) is troublesome. If He took people out of Hell(Psalm 68:18/Isa. 61:1)---who were they? One thing I know for sure..."The secret things belong unto the LORD our God." (Deut.29:29) Doug Lamb


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