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The Holman Christian Standard Bible

Ephesians 4:7–11

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

When He ascended c on high,

He took prisoners into captivity; d

He gave gifts to people. e f

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

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4:8 Or He led the captives

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4:9 Other * add first

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4:9 Or the lower parts, namely, the earth

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4:10 Or fulfill; Eph 1:23

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