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But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift.(A) Therefore it is said,

“When he ascended on high, he made captivity itself a captive;[a]
    he gave gifts to his people.”(B)

(When it says, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended[b] into the lower parts of the earth?[c] 10 He who descended is the same one who ascended far above all the heavens, so that he might fill all things.) 11 He himself granted that some are apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers(C) 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,(D)

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  1. 4.8 Or he led captive a host of captives
  2. 4.9 Other ancient authorities add first
  3. 4.9 Or parts, to the earth