1 Peter 3:18

For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but made alive by the Spirit:
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Cyprian of Carthage

AD 258
Also in the Epistle of Peter the apostle: "Christ hath died once for our sins, the just for the unjust, that He might present us to God."

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Christ. Being put to death indeed in the flesh, dying on the cross for our sins, but brought to life by the spirit. By the spirit here some understand Christ's divine spirit, and power of his divinity, by which he soon raised himself again from death to an immortal life by his glorious resurrection. But others by the spirit rather understand Christ's soul, by which he never died, which always remained united to his divine person, and which the third day he again reunited to his body. (Witham)

Martyrdom Of Polycarp

AD 155
"This he said at the suggestion and urgent persuasion of the Jews, who also watched us, as we sought to take him out of the fire, being ignorant of this, that it is neither possible for us ever to forsake Christ, who suffered for the salvation of such as shall be saved throughout the whole world (the blameless one for sinners)

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
Of our heretic. Now, that the very Lord Himself of all might, the Word and Spirit of the Father. He might undergo death on behalf of sinners.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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