Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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?

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 he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive and gave gifts unto men. 9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all the heavens, that he might fulfill all things.)


Cross References

John 3:13

And no one has ascended up to the heaven but he that came down from the heaven, even the Son of man, who is in the heaven.

John 6:33

For the bread of God is he who descended from heaven and gives life unto the world.

Psalm 63:9

But those that sought my soul, to destroy it, descended into the lower parts of the earth.

Matthew 12:40

for as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly, so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Genesis 11:5

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the sons of the man built.

Exodus 19:20

And the LORD came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mount, and the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mount, and Moses went up.

Psalm 8:5

For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels and hast crowned him with glory and beauty.

Psalm 139:15

My body was not hid from thee, even though I was made in secret and brought together in the lowest parts of the earth.

Proverbs 30:4

Who has ascended up into heaven, or descended? who has gathered the wind in his fists? who has bound the waters in a garment? who has established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?

Isaiah 44:23

Sing praises, O ye heavens; for the LORD has done it; shout with joy, ye lower parts of the earth; break forth into praise, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein, for the LORD has redeemed Jacob, and in Israel he shall be glorified.

John 6:38

For I came down from the heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.

John 6:41

The Jews then murmured of him because he said, I AM the bread which descended from the heaven.

John 6:51

I AM the living bread which came down from heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, they shall live for ever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

John 6:58

This is the bread which came down from heaven; not as your fathers ate manna and are dead; he that eats of this bread shall live eternally.

John 6:62

What if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?

John 8:14

Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear witness of myself, my witness is true, for I know from where I came and where I go; but ye do not know where I came from and where I go.

John 16:27-28

for the Father himself loves you because ye have loved me and have believed that I came out from God.

John 20:17

Jesus said unto her, Touch me not, for I have not yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brethren and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God.

Acts 2:34-36

For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand

Hebrews 2:7

Thou didst make him a little lower than the angels; thou didst crown him with glory and honour and didst set him over the works of thy hands.

Hebrews 2:9

But we see this same Jesus, crowned with glory and honour, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.



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