8 This is why ita says: “When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people.”b
9 (What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regionsc ?
10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.)
11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers,