Parallel Verses

Worsley New Testament

Now this expression "He ascended" what does it mean, but that He 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?

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
Now
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184



ὅτι 
Hoti 
which, who, the things, the son,
that, for, because, how that, how,
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 Wherefore it is said, "When he ascended on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men." 9 Now this expression "He ascended" what does it mean, but that He descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He that descended is the same also that ascended far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.


Cross References

John 3:13

For no one hath ascended up into heaven, but He that came down from heaven, even the Son of man who is in heaven.

John 6:33

For the bread of God is that which descendeth from heaven, and giveth life to the world.

John 6:33

For the bread of God is that which descendeth from heaven, and giveth life to the world.

Matthew 12:40

for as Jonas 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.

Matthew 12:40

for as Jonas 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.

Matthew 12:40

for as Jonas 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.

Matthew 12:40

for as Jonas 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.

Matthew 12:40

for as Jonas 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.

Matthew 12:40

for as Jonas 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.

Matthew 12:40

for as Jonas 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.

John 6:38

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

John 6:41

The Jews then murmured about Him; because He said, I am the bread that came down from heaven.

John 6:51

I am the living bread, which came down from heaven: if any one eat of this bread, he shall live for ever. And the bread, that I will give, is my flesh, which I will give up for the life of the world.

John 6:58

This is the bread that came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat, and yet are dead. He that eateth this bread shall live for ever.

John 6:62

What then, if ye should see the Son of man ascending up, where He was before?

John 8:14

Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear witness of myself, my testimony is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I am going; but ye know not whence I come, nor whither I go.

John 16:27-28

For the Father himself loveth you; because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came from God: and I indeed came from the Father,

John 20:17

Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not now; for I am not yet ascended to my Father; but go directly to my brethren, and tell them, "I am to ascend to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God."

Acts 2:34-36

For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he himself says, "The Lord said to my Lord,

Hebrews 2:7

Thou madest Him for a little while inferior to the angels; with glory and honor hast thou crowned Him, and hast set Him over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet,"

Hebrews 2:9

But we see Jesus, who was made for a little while lower than the angels, in order to suffer death, that by the grace of God He might taste death for every man, crowned with glory and honor.

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