3:15 But set Christ 1 apart 2 as Lord in your hearts and always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope you possess. 3
1 Peter 3:21Context
3:21 And this prefigured baptism, which now saves you 4 – not the washing off of physical dirt 5 but the pledge 6 of a good conscience to God – through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
1 tc Most later
2 tn Or “sanctify Christ as Lord.”
3 tn Grk “the hope in you.”
4 tn Grk “which also, [as] an antitype, now saves you, [that is] baptism.” Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation.
5 tn Grk “the removal of the dirt of the flesh,” where flesh refers to the physical make-up of the body with no moral connotations.
6 tn Or “response”; “answer.”