Ephesians 4:10
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New International Version
He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.)

New Living Translation
And the same one who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that he might fill the entire universe with himself.

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

Berean Study Bible
He who descended is the very one who ascended above all the heavens, in order to fill all things.

Berean Literal Bible
The One having descended is also the same one having ascended above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.

New American Standard Bible
He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.)

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The One who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.

International Standard Version
The one who went down is the same one who went up above all the heavens so that all things would be fulfilled.

NET Bible
He, the very one who descended, is also the one who ascended above all the heavens, in order to fill all things.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He who descended is the same who also ascended higher than all Heavens to restore all things.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The one who had gone down also went up above all the heavens so that he fills everything.

New American Standard 1977
He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all the heavens, that he might fulfill all things.)

King James 2000 Bible
He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that descended is the same also that ascended above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.

Darby Bible Translation
He that descended is the same who has also ascended up above all the heavens, that he might fill all things;

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

Webster's Bible Translation
He that descended is the same also that ascended far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.

Weymouth New Testament
He who descended is the same as He who ascended again far above all the Heavens in order to fill the universe.)

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

Young's Literal Translation
he who went down is the same also who went up far above all the heavens, that He may fill all things --
Study Bible
Unity in the Body
9What does “He ascended” mean, except that He also descended to the lower parts of the earth? 10He who descended is the very one who ascended above all the heavens, in order to fill all things. 11And it was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers,…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 12:2
I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of it I do not know, but God knows.

Ephesians 1:20
which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms,

Ephesians 1:23
which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

Hebrews 4:14
Therefore, since we have such a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we profess.

Hebrews 7:26
Such a high priest truly befits us--One who is holy, innocent, undefiled, set apart from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.
Treasury of Scripture

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

ascended. See on ch.

Ephesians 1:20-23 Which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and …

Acts 1:9,11 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken …

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was …

Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into …

Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, …

Hebrews 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such …

Hebrews 9:23,24 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens …

that he.

Ephesians 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that you …

John 1:16 And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.

Acts 2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received …

Colossians 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell;

Colossians 2:9 For in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

fill. or, fulfil.

Matthew 24:34 Truly I say to you, This generation shall not pass, till all these …

Luke 24:44 And he said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you, while …

John 19:24,28,36 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast …

Acts 3:18 But those things, which God before had showed by the mouth of all …

Acts 13:32,33 And we declare to you glad tidings, how that the promise which was …

Romans 9:25-30 As he said also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not …

Romans 15:9-13 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, …

Romans 16:25,26 Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, …

(10) That he might fill all things.--Compare the description in Ephesians 1:23 of the Lord as "filling all in all." In both cases the reference is more particularly to the gift of the fulness of His grace, flowing from His glorified humanity to all His members. But the words are too wide for any limitation. In heaven and earth, and the realms under the earth, His presence and sovereignty extends, by whatever means and over whatever beings He wills. In Revelation 5:13, accordingly, we read the ascription by "every creature in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth . . ., of blessing, honour, glory, and power to . . . the Lamb for ever and ever."

Verse 10. - He that descended is the same also that ascended far above all the heavens. There was a proportion between the descent and the ascent. His descent was deep - into the lower parts of earth; but his ascent was more glorious than his descent had been humbling. The Hebrew idea of various heavens is brought in; the ascent was not merely to the third heaven, but far above all heavens. That he might fill all things. A very sublime view of the purpose for which Christ reigns on high. The specific idea with which the apostle started - to give gifts to men - is swallowed up for the moment by a view far grander and more comprehensive, "to fill all things." Jesus has gone on high to pour his glory and excellence over every creature in the universe who is the subject of grace, to be the Light of the world, the one Source of all good. As in the solar system it is from one sun that all the supplies of light and heat come, all the colors that beautify earth, sea, and sky, all the influences that ripen the grain and mature the fruit, all the chemical power that transforms and new-creates; so the ascended Jesus is the Sun of the universe; all healing, all life, all blessing are from him. It is quite in the manner of the apostle, when he introduces the mention of Christ, to be carried, in the contemplation of his person, far above the immediate occasion, and extol the infinite perfection and glory that distinguish him. He that descended is the same also that ascended,.... It was the same divine Person, the Son of God, who assumed human nature, and suffered in it, which is meant by his descent, who in that nature ascended up to heaven: this proves that Christ existed before he took flesh of the virgin; and that though he has two natures, yet he is but one person; and disproves the Popish notion of the descent of Christ's soul into Limbus or hell, locally taken: and this ascension of his was,

up far above all heavens: the visible heavens, the airy and starry heavens; Christ ascended far above these, and went into the third heaven, the holiest of all; and this is expressive of the exaltation of Christ, who is made higher than the heavens; and the end of his ascension was,

that he might fill all things, or "fulfil all things"; that were types of him, or predicted concerning him; that as he had fulfilled many things already by his incarnation doctrine, miracles, obedience, sufferings, death, and resurrection from the dead; so he ascended on high that he might accomplish what was foretold concerning his ascension to heaven, and session at the right hand of God, and answer to the type of the high priest's entering once a year into the holiest of all: or that he might complete, perfect, and fill up all his offices; as the remainder of his priestly office, his intercession for his people; and more finally his prophetic office by the effusion of his Spirit; and more visibly his kingly office, by sending forth the rod of his strength out of Zion, and subduing the people under him: or that he might fill all places; as God he fills all places at once being infinite, immense, and omnipresent; as man, one after another; at his incarnation he dwelt with men on earth at his crucifixion he was lifted up between heaven and earth; at his death he descended into the lower parts of the earth, into hell, "Hades", or the grave; and at his resurrection stood upon the earth again, and had all power in heaven and in earth given him; and at his ascension he went through the airy and starry heavens, into the highest heaven; and so successively was in all places: or rather that he might fill all persons, all his elect, both Jews and Gentiles; and so the Arabic version renders it, "that he might fill all creatures"; as the Gentiles were called; particularly that he might fill each and everyone of his people with his grace and righteousness, with his Spirit, and the fruits of it, with spiritual knowledge and understanding, with food and gladness, with peace, joy and comfort; and all his churches with his gracious presence, and with officers and members, and all with gifts and graces suitable to their several stations and work. 10. all heavens—Greek, "all the heavens" (Heb 7:26; 4:14), Greek, "passed through the heavens" to the throne of God itself.

might fill—In Greek, the action is continued to the present time, both "might" and "may fill," namely, with His divine presence and Spirit, not with His glorified body. "Christ, as God, is present everywhere; as glorified man, He can be present anywhere" [Ellicott].4:7-16 Unto every believer is given some gift of grace, for their mutual help. All is given as seems best to Christ to bestow upon every one. He received for them, that he might give to them, a large measure of gifts and graces; particularly the gift of the Holy Ghost. Not a mere head knowledge, or bare acknowledging Christ to be the Son of God, but such as brings trust and obedience. There is a fulness in Christ, and a measure of that fulness given in the counsel of God to every believer; but we never come to the perfect measure till we come to heaven. God's children are growing, as long as they are in this world; and the Christian's growth tends to the glory of Christ. The more a man finds himself drawn out to improve in his station, and according to his measure, all that he has received, to the spiritual good of others, he may the more certainly believe that he has the grace of sincere love and charity rooted in his heart.
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