“He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.”
King James Version (KJV)
Dennis's comment on 2015-09-11 09:12:26:
Thinking about this logically answered the question for me. The penalty for sin is separation from God and eternal death. If Jesus was indeed the "firstborn from the dead" as the Bible says, and paid the price for our sin, it almost seems a heresy to preach that Jesus DIDN'T go into hell. We are told in Revelation that He has the keys to death and Hades. Where did He go to get them? But because He was MADE sin and did not commit them, He was there illegally, preached to the dead imprisoned there, and let them know He was out of there, rose from the dead, and THEN ascended to His Father. To say that He spent three days in only the Paradise half of Hades can't be right.
Pioneer1958's comment on 2014-03-08 22:55:35:
This verse is strictly saying that Jesus was in hell true but the word hell does not mean a firey pit of torment it simply means grave of mankind which in this that Jesus and like others are in a deep sleep Jesus was in a deep sleep and then he was ressurected and anyone who has died will not remain there forever Anyone who think that Jehovah God would let his Son Jesus Christ and all mankind suffer in torment then they do not know our Grand Creator For he is a God of love
thessia GraY's comment on 2013-10-10 18:40:54:
i were told that this verse means that while jesus were asleep in the grave he went down to hell and preached to them that had not heard the true gosple but i can not find this in the scripture
A's comment on 2013-02-07 15:04:59:
This text agrees perfectly other texts and references even in the preface an old version of American Standard Bible: THAT SHEOL AND HADES MEAN SIMPLY GRAVE, PIT, HELL all being synonymous words. It does not mean a place of fire torment. Even Jesus the son of Jehovah was there, as all human when we die, but did not remain there. How sad to believe that hell which means grave means a fire eternal home of torment.