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Ephesians 4:10

    Ephesians 4:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that descended is the same also that ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.)

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who went down is the same who went up far over all the heavens so that he might make all things complete.)

    Webster's Revision

    He that descended is the same also that ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.)

    World English Bible

    He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that descended is the same also that ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.)

    Clarke's Commentary on Ephesians 4:10

    He that descended - And he who descended so low is the same who has ascended so high. He came to the lower parts of the earth - the very deepest abasement; having emptied himself; taken upon him; the form of a servant, and humbled himself unto death, even the death of the cross; now he is ascended far above all heavens - higher than all height; he has a name above every name. Here his descending into the lower parts of the earth is put in opposition to his ascending far above all heavens. His abasement was unparalleled; so also is his exaltation.

    That he might fill all things - That he might be the fountain whence all blessings might flow; dispensing all good things to all his creatures, according to their several capacities and necessities; and, particularly, fill both converted Jews and Gentiles with all the gifts and graces of his Holy Spirit. Hence it follows:

    Barnes' Notes on Ephesians 4:10

    He that descended is the same also that ascended - The same Redeemer came down from God, and returned to him. It was not a different being, but the same.

    Far above all heavens - see the notes on Ephesians 1:20-23; compare Hebrews 7:26. He is gone above the visible heavens, and has ascended into the highest abodes of bliss; see the notes on 2 Corinthians 12:2.

    That he might fill all things - Margin, "fulfil." The meaning is, "that he might fill all things by his influence, and direct and overrule all by his wisdom and power." Doddridge. See the notes on Ephesians 1:23.

    Wesley's Notes on Ephesians 4:10

    4:10 He that descended - That thus amazingly humbled himself. Is the same that ascended - That was so highly exalted. That he might fill all things - The whole church, with his Spirit, presence, and operations.