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Ephesians 4:8-9World English Bible (WEB)

Therefore he says, “When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.”[a] Now this, “He ascended”, what is it but that he also first descended into the lower parts of the earth?

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Ephesians 4:8-9Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

Therefore it is said, When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive [He led a train of [a]vanquished foes] and He bestowed gifts on men.

[But He ascended?] Now what can this, He ascended, mean but that He had previously descended from [the heights of] heaven into [the depths], the lower parts of the earth?

Footnotes:

  1. Ephesians 4:8 Matthew Henry, Commentary on the Holy Bible: “He conquered those who had conquered us—such as sin, the devil, and death.”
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