Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Therefore it says, "WHEN HE ASCENDED ON HIGH, HE LED CAPTIVE A HOST OF CAPTIVES, AND HE GAVE GIFTS TO MEN."

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

For it says: When He ascended on high, He took prisoners into captivity; He gave gifts to people.

International Standard Version

That is why God says, "When he went up to the highest place, he led captives into captivity and gave gifts to people."

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Therefore it is said, When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive [He led a train of vanquished foes] and He bestowed gifts on men.

An Understandable Version

Therefore, it says [Psa. 68:18], "When He ascended on high [i.e., to heaven], He led a procession of captured prisoners [behind Him] [Note: This originally referred to God leading His people in triumph over Israel's enemies, but here is applied to Christ], and gave gifts to [various] people."

Anderson New Testament

For which reason, the scripture says: When he ascended on high, he led captive a multitude of captives, and gave gifts to men.

Bible in Basic English

For this reason he says, He went up on high, taking his prisoners with him, and gave freely to men.

Common New Testament

Therefore it says, "When he ascended on high, he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men."

Daniel Mace New Testament

wherefore 'tis said, " when he ascended up on high, he made a number of captives, and gave gifts to men."

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

Therefore he says, Having ascended upon high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to the people.

Goodspeed New Testament

So it says, "When he went up on high, he led a host of captives, And gave gifts to mankind."

John Wesley New Testament

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive and gave gifts unto men.

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore he says, Having ascended into height, he made captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore it says, "Ascending on high he led captivity captive; he gave gifts to men."

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore he saith, "He is gone up on high, and hath led captivity captive, and hath given gifts unto men."

Moffatt New Testament

Thus it is said, When he ascended on high he led a host captive and granted gifts to men.

Montgomery New Testament

Thus it is said, When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive and gave gifts to men.

NET Bible

Therefore it says, "When he ascended on high he captured captives; he gave gifts to men."

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

Wherefore he saith: "When he ascended on high, he led captive a train of captives, and gave gifts to men."

Sawyer New Testament

Wherefore he says, When he ascended on high, he took captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore he saith - Ascending on high, he took captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Wherefore the Scripture saith, "When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men."

Twentieth Century New Testament

That is why it is said--'When he went up on high, he led his captives into captivity. And gave gifts to mankind.'

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

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

Williams New Testament

Concerning this the Scripture says: "He led a host of captives, when He went up on high, and granted gifts to men."

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

Wherefore, He saith, "Having ascended on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men."

Worsley New Testament

Wherefore it is said, "When he ascended on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men."

Youngs Literal Translation

wherefore, he saith, 'Having gone up on high he led captive captivity, and gave gifts to men,' --

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
διό 
Dio 
Usage: 52

he saith
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

ἀναβαίνω 
Anabaino 
go up, come up, ascend, ascend up, climb up, spring up, grow up, come, enter, arise, rise up, , vr ascend
Usage: 63

up
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

on high
ὕψος 
Hupsos 
Usage: 5

he led
αἰχμαλωτεύω 
Aichmaloteuo 
Usage: 2

αἰχμαλωσία 
Aichmalosia 
Usage: 3

αἰχμαλωτεύω 
Aichmaloteuo 
Usage: 2

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

δόμα 
Doma 
Usage: 2

Images Ephesians 4:8

Prayers for Ephesians 4:8

Context Readings

Gifted Leaders Bring The Church To Maturity

7 But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift. 8 Therefore it says, "WHEN HE ASCENDED ON HIGH, HE LED CAPTIVE A HOST OF CAPTIVES, AND HE GAVE GIFTS TO MEN." 9 (Now this expression, "He ascended," what does it mean except that He also had descended into the lower parts of the earth?


Cross References

Psalm 68:18

You have ascended on high, You have led captive Your captives; You have received gifts among men, Even among the rebellious also, that the LORD God may dwell there.

Colossians 2:15

When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.

Judges 5:12

"Awake, awake, Deborah; Awake, awake, sing a song! Arise, Barak, and take away your captives, O son of Abinoam.

1 Samuel 30:26

Now when David came to Ziklag, he sent some of the spoil to the elders of Judah, to his friends, saying, "Behold, a gift for you from the spoil of the enemies of the LORD:

Esther 2:18

Then the king gave a great banquet, Esther's banquet, for all his princes and his servants; he also made a holiday for the provinces and gave gifts according to the king's bounty.



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