Ephesians 4:7-13 NIV

7 But to each one of us1 grace2 has been given3 as Christ apportioned it.

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8 This is why ita says: "When he ascended on high, he led captives4 in his train and gave gifts to men."b5

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    • a 4:8 - Or "God"
    • b 4:8 - Psalm 68:18
      9 (What does "he ascended" mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regionsc ?

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        • c 4:9 - Or "the depths of the earth"
          10 He who descended is the very one who ascended6 higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.)7

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          11 It was he who gave8 some to be apostles,9 some to be prophets,10 some to be evangelists,11 and some to be pastors and teachers,12

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          12 to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ13 may be built up14

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          13 until we all reach unity15 in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God16 and become mature,17 attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.18

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