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Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
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Other Translations of Ephesians 4:8
Wherefore he saith: When he ascended vp on high, he led captiuitie captiue, and gaue gifts vnto men.- King James Version (1611)
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Therefore it says, "WHEN HE ASCENDED ON HIGH, HE LED CAPTIVE A HOST OF CAPTIVES, AND HE GAVE GIFTS TO MEN."- New American Standard Version (1995)
Wherefore he saith, When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive, And gave gifts unto men.- American Standard Version (1901)
For this reason he says, He went up on high, taking his prisoners with him, and gave freely to men.- Basic English Bible
Wherefore he says, Having ascended up on high, he has led captivity captive, and has given gifts to men.- Darby Bible
Wherefore he saith, When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men. - Webster's Bible
For this reason Scripture says: "He re-ascended on high, He led captive a host of captives, and gave gifts to men."- Weymouth Bible
Therefore he says, "When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men."- World English Bible
for which thing he seith, He stiynge an hiy, ledde caitifte caitif, he yaf yiftis to men.- Wycliffe Bible
wherefore, he saith, `Having gone up on high he led captive captivity, and gave gifts to men,' --- Youngs Literal Bible
Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 4:8
4:8 Wherefore he saith - That is, in reference to which God saith by David, Having ascended on high, he led captivity captive - He triumphed over all his enemies, Satan, sin, and death, which had before enslaved all the world: alluding to the custom of ancient conquerors, who led those they had conquered in chains after them. And, as they also used to give donatives to the people, at their return from victory, so he gave gifts to men - Both the ordinary and extraordinary gifts of the Spirit. #Psa 68:18|.
People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 4:8
Eph 4:8 Wherefore he saith. The citation is from Ps 68:18. It is cited to show that Christ gives. When he ascended on high. Paul applies this to Christ's ascension to heaven. He led captivity captive. The captives, led captive by Christ, are sin, the curse of the law, and death. And gave gifts to men. As a conqueror, returning in triumph, was wont to distribute gifts, so Christ signalized his ascension by gifts.
Comments for Ephesians 4:8
Angela's comment on 2014-02-20 14:03:10:
This scripture makes me shout Jesus wiped Satan took every tool he had Beat him on his own turf and lead mankind to freedom in him Hallelujah
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