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NPNF2-03. Theodoret, Jerome, Gennadius, & Rufinus: Historical Writings
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28. That He descended into hell is also evidently foretold in the Psalms, where it is said, “Thou hast brought Me also into the dust of the death.”33503350    Ps. xxii. 15 And again, “What profit is there in my blood, when I shall have descended into corruption?”33513351    Ps. xxx. 9 And again, “I descended into the deep mire, where there is no bottom.”33523352    Ps. lxix. 2 Moreover, John says, “Art Thou He that shall come (into hell, without doubt), or do we look for another?”33533353    Luke vii. 20 Whence also Peter says that “Christ being put to death in the flesh, but quickened in the Spirit which dwells in Him, descended to the spirits who were shut up in prison, who in the days of Noah believed not, to preach unto them;”33543354    1 Pet. iii. 10–20 where also what He did in hell is declared. Moreover, the Lord says by the Prophet, as though speaking of the future, “Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt Thou suffer Thy Holy One to see corruption.”33553355    Ps. xvi. 10 Which again, in prophetic language he speaks of as actually fulfilled, “O Lord, Thou hast brought my soul out of hell: Thou hast saved me from them that go down into the pit.”33563356    Ps. xxx. 3 There follows next,—


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