7 But ato each one of us bgrace was given caccording to the measure of Christ’s gift.
8 Therefore 1it says,
“aWhen He ascended on high,
He bled captive a host of captives,
And He gave gifts to men.”
9 (Now this expression, “He aascended,” what 1does it mean except that He also 2had descended into bthe lower parts of the earth?
10 He who descended is Himself also He who ascended afar above all the heavens, so that He might bfill all things.)
11 And He agave bsome as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as cevangelists, and some as pastors and dteachers,
12 afor the equipping of the 1saints for the work of service, to the building up of bthe body of Christ;