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10 The one who descended is also the one who ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.

11 [a]And he gave some as apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers,(A) 12 to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry,[b] for building up the body of Christ,

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Footnotes

  1. 4:11 Concerning this list of ministers, cf. 1 Cor 12:28 and Rom 12:6–8. Evangelists: missionary preachers (cf. Acts 21:8; 2 Tm 4:5), not those who wrote gospels. Pastors and teachers: a single group in the Greek, shepherding congregations.
  2. 4:12 The ministerial leaders in Eph 4:11 are to equip the whole people of God for their work of ministry.
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