Parallel Verses

Goodspeed New Testament

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

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?

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 So it says, "When he went up on high, he led a host of captives, And gave gifts to mankind." 9 What does "he went up" mean, except that he had first gone down to the under parts of the earth? 10 It is he who went down who has also gone up above all the heavens, to fill the universe.


Cross References

John 3:13

Yet no one has gone up into heaven except the Son of Man who came down from heaven.

John 6:33

for it is God's bread that comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world."

Matthew 12:40

For just as Jonah was in the maw of the whale for three days and nights, the Son of Man will be three days and nights in the heart of the earth.

John 6:38

for I have come down from heaven not to do what I please but what pleases him who has sent me.

John 6:41

The Jews complained of him for saying, "I am the bread that has come out of heaven,"

John 6:51

I am this living bread that has come down out of heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever, and the bread that I will give for the world's life is my own flesh!"

John 6:58

This is the bread that has come down out of heaven??ot like that which your forefathers ate and yet died. Whoever lives on this bread will live forever."

John 6:62

Then what if you see the Son of Man go up where he was before?

John 8:14

Jesus answered, "Even if I am testifying to myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I have come 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 loves you himself because you love me and believe that I have come from the Father.

John 20:17

Jesus said to her, "You must not cling to me, for I have not yet gone up to my Father, but go to my brothers and say to them that I am going up to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God."

Acts 2:34-36

"For David did not go up to heaven, but he said, 'The Lord said to my lord, Sit at my right hand,

Hebrews 2:7

You made him for a little while inferior to angels; Yet you have crowned him with glory and honor, And you have put him in charge of the works of your hands!

Hebrews 2:9

but we do see Jesus, who was "made for a little while inferior to angels, crowned with glory and honor" because he suffered death, so that by the favor of God he might taste the bitterness of death on behalf of every human being.



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