Therefore [a]it says,

(A)When He ascended on high,
He (B)led captive the captives,
And He gave gifts to people.”

(Now this expression, “He (C)ascended,” what [b]does it mean except that He also [c]had descended into (D)the lower parts of the earth?

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  1. Ephesians 4:8 Or He
  2. Ephesians 4:9 Lit is it except
  3. Ephesians 4:9 One early ms had first descended

18 You have (A)ascended on high, You have (B)led captive Your captives;
You have received gifts among people,
Even among the rebellious as well, that [a]the Lord God may dwell there.

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  1. Psalm 68:18 Heb Yah

18 For (A)Christ also [a]suffered for sins (B)once for all time, the just for the unjust, so that He might (C)bring us to God, having been put to death (D)in the flesh, but made alive (E)in the [b]spirit; 19 in [c]which He also went and made proclamation to the spirits in prison, 20 who once were disobedient when the (F)patience of God (G)kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of (H)the ark, in which a few, that is, (I)eight (J)persons, were brought safely through the water.

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  1. 1 Peter 3:18 One early ms died
  2. 1 Peter 3:18 Or Spirit
  3. 1 Peter 3:19 Or whom