Ephesians 4:8
Good News Translation
As the scripture says, "When he went up to the very heights, he took many captives with him; he gave gifts to people."

Contemporary English Version
As the Scriptures say, "When he went up to the highest place, he led away many prisoners and gave gifts to people."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore he saith: Ascending on high, he led captivity captive: he gave gifts to men.

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Wherefore he saith: Ascending on high, he led captivity captive: he gave gifts to men.

When.

Psalm 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive; thou hast received gifts in men. Yea for those also that do not believe, the dwelling of the Lord God.

he led.

Judges 5:12 Arise, arise, O Debbora, arise, arise, and utter a canticle. Arise, Barac, and take hold of thy captives, O son of Abinoem.

Colossians 2:15 And despoiling the principalities and powers, he hath exposed them confidently in open shew, triumphing over them in himself.

captivity.

1 Samuel 30:26 Then David came to Siceleg, and sent presents of the prey to the ancients of Juda, his neighbours, saying: Receive a blessing of the prey of the enemies of the Lord.

Esther 2:18 And he commanded a magnificent feast to be prepared for all the princes, and for his servants, for the marriage and wedding of Esther. And he gave rest to all the provinces, and bestowed gifts according to princely magnificence.

Context
Unity in the Body
7But to every one of us is given grace, according to the measure of the giving of Christ. 8Wherefore he saith: Ascending on high, he led captivity captive: he gave gifts to men. 9Now that he ascended, what is it, but because he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?…
Cross References
Judges 5:12
Arise, arise, O Debbora, arise, arise, and utter a canticle. Arise, Barac, and take hold of thy captives, O son of Abinoem.

Psalm 68:18
Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive; thou hast received gifts in men. Yea for those also that do not believe, the dwelling of the Lord God.

Proverbs 30:4
Who hath ascended up into heaven, and descended? who hath held the wind in his hands? who hath bound up the waters together as in a garment? who hath raised up all the borders of the earth? what is his name, and what is the name of his son, if thou knowest?

Ephesians 4:11
And he gave some apostles, and some prophets, and other some evangelists, and other some pastors and doctors:

Colossians 2:15
And despoiling the principalities and powers, he hath exposed them confidently in open shew, triumphing over them in himself.

Additional Translations
This is why it says: “When He ascended on high, He led captives away, and gave gifts to men.”

Therefore it says: "Having ascended on high, He led captive captivity, and gave gifts to men."

Why he said, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.

Wherefore he saith, When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive, And gave gifts unto men.

Wherefore he says, Having ascended up on high, he has led captivity captive, and has given gifts to men.

Wherefore he saith, When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive, And gave gifts unto men.

Wherefore he saith, When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.

For this reason Scripture says: "He re-ascended on high, He led captive a host of captives, and gave gifts to men."

Therefore he says, "When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men."

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