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.)
Darby Bible Translation
He that descended is the same who has also ascended up above all the heavens, that he might fill all things;
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 --
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He that descended is the same also that ascended - The same Redeemer came down from God, and returned to him. It was not a different being, but the same.
Far above all heavens - see the notes on Ephesians 1:20-23; compare Hebrews 7:26. He is gone above the visible heavens, and has ascended into the highest abodes of bliss; see the notes on 2 Corinthians 12:2.
That he might fill all things - Margin, "fulfil." The meaning is, "that he might fill all things by his influence, and direct and overrule all by his wisdom and power." Doddridge. See the notes on Ephesians 1:23.
LibraryJune 15. "Grow up into Him in all Things" (Eph. Iv. 15).
"Grow up into Him in all things" (Eph. iv. 15). Harvest is a time of ripeness. Then the fruit and grain are fully developed, both in size and weight. Time has tempered the acid of the green fruit. It has been mellowed and softened by the rains and the heat of summer. The sun has tinted it into rich colors, and at last it is ready and ripe to fall into the hand. So Christian life ought to be. There are many things in life that need to be mellowed and ripened. Many Christians have orchards full of …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity the Christian Calling and Unity.
Of the Church
The Ascension of Christ
2 Corinthians 12:2
I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago-- whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows-- such a man was caught up to the third heaven.
which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,
which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens;
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