Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

(Now this expression, "He ascended," what does it mean except that He also had descended into the lower parts of the earth?

King James Version

(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

Holman Bible

But what does "He ascended" mean except that He descended to the lower parts of the earth?

International Standard Version

Now what does this "he went up" mean except that he also had gone down into the lower parts of the earth?

A Conservative Version

And what is the ascended, except that he also first descended into the lower parts of the earth?

American Standard Version

(Now this, He ascended, what is it but that he also descended into the lower parts of the earth?

Amplified

[But He ascended?] Now what can this, He ascended, mean but that He had previously descended from [the heights of] heaven into [the depths], the lower parts of the earth?

An Understandable Version

(But what does "He ascended" mean if not that He also [first] descended to the lower parts of the earth [i.e., to the earth below]? [Note: Of the three principal interpretations given to this verse: a) Christ descended to earth, b) Christ descended to the grave, c) Christ descended to Mary's womb. The first is to be preferred. See John 3:13; 6:38, 62].

Anderson New Testament

But this He ascended what does it mean, but that he also descended into the lower earthly regions?

Bible in Basic English

(Now this, He went up, what is it but that he first went down into the lower parts of the earth?

Common New Testament

(In saying, "He ascended," what does it mean except that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth?

Daniel Mace New Testament

now his having ascended, what does it mean, but that he had descended into the lower parts of the earth?

Darby Translation

But that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended into the lower parts of the earth?

Godbey New Testament

But what is that which ascended, except that which descended into the lower parts of the earth?

Goodspeed New Testament

What does "he went up" mean, except that he had first gone down to the under parts of the earth?

John Wesley New Testament

(Now that he ascended, what is it, but that he also descended first to the lower parts of the earth?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

Julia Smith Translation

(And so having ascended, what is it except that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

King James 2000

(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now "he ascended," what is [it], except that he also descended to the lower regions of the earth?

Modern King James verseion

(Now that He ascended, what is it but that He also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

That he ascended: what meaneth it, but that he also descended first into the lowest parts of the earth?

Moffatt New Testament

What does he ascended mean, except that he first descended to the nether regions of the earth?

Montgomery New Testament

Now surely this "he ascended" implies that he also descended into the lower part of the earth.

NET Bible

Now what is the meaning of "he ascended," except that he also descended to the lower regions, namely, the earth?

New Heart English Bible

Now this, "He ascended," what is it but that he also descended into the lower parts of the earth?

Noyes New Testament

Now what is implied in his ascending, but that he also descended into the lower parts of the earth?

Sawyer New Testament

But this, that he ascended, what is it but that he first descended into the lower parts of the earth?

The Emphasized Bible

Now this, He ascended; what is it, - save - that he also descended into the under parts of the earth?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Now this, that he ascended, what does it imply? but that he also first descended into the more internal parts of the earth?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Now surely this 'going up' must imply that he had already gone down into the world beneath.

Webster

Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

Weymouth New Testament

(Now this "re-ascended" --what does it mean but that He had first descended into the lower regions of the earth?

Williams New Testament

What does "He went up" mean, except that He had first gone down into the lower regions of the earth?

World English Bible

Now this, "He ascended," what is it but that he also first descended into the lower parts of the earth?

Worrell New Testament

Now the word, "He ascended," what does it mean, but that He also descended into the lower parts of the earth?

Worsley New Testament

Now this expression "He ascended" what does it mean, but that He descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

Youngs Literal Translation

and that, he went up, what is it except that he also went down first to the lower parts of the earth?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184



ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 0
Usage: 764

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

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

is it
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

but
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

he
καταβαίνω 
Katabaino 
Usage: 63


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

καταβαίνω 
Katabaino 
Usage: 63

πρῶτον 
Proton 
first, at the first Trans, first of all,
Usage: 40

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

the lower
κατώτερος 
Katoteros 
Usage: 1

μέρος 
meros 
Usage: 36

Images Ephesians 4:9

Prayers for Ephesians 4:9

Context Readings

Gifted Leaders Bring The Church To Maturity

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? 10 He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.)


Cross References

John 3:13

"No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man.

John 6:33

"For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world."

Psalm 63:9

But those who seek my life to destroy it, Will go into the depths of the earth.

Matthew 12:40

for just as JONAH WAS THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE BELLY OF THE SEA MONSTER, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Genesis 11:5

The LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.

Exodus 19:20

The LORD came down on Mount Sinai, to the top of the mountain; and the LORD called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.

Psalm 8:5

Yet You have made him a little lower than God, And You crown him with glory and majesty!

Psalm 139:15

My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;

Proverbs 30:4

Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name or His son's name? Surely you know!

Isaiah 44:23

Shout for joy, O heavens, for the LORD has done it! Shout joyfully, you lower parts of the earth; Break forth into a shout of joy, you mountains, O forest, and every tree in it; For the LORD has redeemed Jacob And in Israel He shows forth His glory.

John 6:38

"For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

John 6:41

Therefore the Jews were grumbling about Him, because He said, "I am the bread that came down out of heaven."

John 6:51

"I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh."

John 6:58

"This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever."

John 6:62

"What then if you see the Son of Man ascending to where He was before?

John 8:14

Jesus answered and said to them, "Even if I testify about Myself, My testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from or where I am going.

John 16:27-28

for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came forth from the Father.

John 20:17

Jesus said to her, "Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, 'I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.'"

Acts 2:34-36

"For it was not David who ascended into heaven, but he himself says: 'THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, "SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND,

Hebrews 2:7

"YOU HAVE MADE HIM FOR A LITTLE WHILE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS; YOU HAVE CROWNED HIM WITH GLORY AND HONOR, AND HAVE APPOINTED HIM OVER THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS;

Hebrews 2:9

But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.



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