being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the (A)bond of peace. There is (B)one body and one Spirit, just as you also were called in one (C)hope of your calling; (D)one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all (E)who is over all and through all and in all.

But (F)to each one of us (G)grace was given (H)according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore [a]it says,

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

(Now this expression, “He (K)ascended,” what [b]does it mean except that He also [c]had descended into (L)the lower parts of the earth? 10 He who descended is Himself also He who ascended (M)far above all the heavens, so that He might (N)fill all things.)

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Footnotes

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