New International Version
He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.)
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that descended - And he who descended so low is the same who has ascended so high. He came to the lower parts of the earth - the very deepest abasement; having emptied himself; taken upon him; the form of a servant, and humbled himself unto death, even the death of the cross; now he is ascended far above all heavens - higher than all height; he has a name above every name. Here his descending into the lower parts of the earth is put in opposition to his ascending far above all heavens. His abasement was unparalleled; so also is his exaltation.
That he might fill all things - That he might be the fountain whence all blessings might flow; dispensing all good things to all his creatures, according to their several capacities and necessities; and, particularly, fill both converted Jews and Gentiles with all the gifts and graces of his Holy Spirit. Hence it follows:
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LibraryJanuary 14. "Unto the Measure of the Stature of the Fulness of Christ" (Eph. Iv. 13).
"Unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ" (Eph. iv. 13). God loves us so well that He will not suffer us to take less than His highest will. Some day we shall bless our faithful teacher, who kept the standard inflexibly rigid, and then gave us the strength and grace to reach it, and would not excuse us until we had accomplished all His glorious will. Let us be inexorable with ourselves. Let us mean exactly what God means, and have no discounts upon His promises or commandments. Let …
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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 the body I do not know--God knows.
he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,
which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.
Such a high priest truly meets our need--one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.
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