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Ephesians 4:7-11 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Now grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of the Messiah’s gift. For it says:

When He ascended on high,
He took prisoners into captivity;[a]
He gave gifts to people.[b]

But what does “He ascended” mean except that He[c] descended to the lower parts of the earth?[d] 10 The One who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill[e] all things. 11 And He personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,

Footnotes:

  1. Ephesians 4:8 Or He led the captives
  2. Ephesians 4:8 Ps 68:18
  3. Ephesians 4:9 Other mss add first
  4. Ephesians 4:9 Or the lower parts, namely, the earth
  5. Ephesians 4:10 Or fulfill; Eph 1:23

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