8 This is why ita says: “When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people.”b

Read Ephesians 4:8 Using Other Translations

Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
Therefore it says, "When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men."
That is why the Scriptures say, “When he ascended to the heights, he led a crowd of captives and gave gifts to his people.”