10 He that descended, is even the same that ascended, far above all heavens, that he might [a]fill [b]all things.)

11 [c]He therefore gave some to be [d]Apostles, and some [e]Prophets, and some [f]Evangelists, and some [g]Pastors, and Teachers,

12 [h]For the repairing of the Saints, for the work of the ministry, and for the edification of the [i]body of Christ,

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 4:10 Fill with his gifts.
  2. Ephesians 4:10 The Church.
  3. Ephesians 4:11 First of all he reckoneth up the Ecclesiastical functions, which are partly extraordinary and for a season, as Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, and partly ordinary and perpetual, as Pastors and Doctors.
  4. Ephesians 4:11 The Apostles were those twelve, unto whom Paul was afterward added, whose office was to plant Churches throughout all the world.
  5. Ephesians 4:11 The Prophet’s office was one of the chiefest, which were men of marvellous wisdom, and some of them could foretell things to come.
  6. Ephesians 4:11 These the Apostles used as fellows in the execution of their office, being not able to answer all places themselves.
  7. Ephesians 4:11 Pastors are they which govern the Church, and Teachers are they which govern the Schools.
  8. Ephesians 4:12 He showeth the end of Ecclesiastical functions, to wit, that by the ministry of men all the Saints may so grow up together, that they may make one mystical body of Christ.
  9. Ephesians 4:12 The Church.
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