Who has gone up(A) to heaven and come down?
    Whose hands(B) have gathered up the wind?
Who has wrapped up the waters(C) in a cloak?(D)
    Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is his name,(E) and what is the name of his son?
    Surely you know!

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34 For David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said,

“‘The Lord said to my Lord:
    “Sit at my right hand

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This is why it[a] says:

“When he ascended on high,
    he took many captives(A)
    and gave gifts to his people.”[b](B)

(What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions[c]? 10 He who descended is the very one who ascended(C) higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.)(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 4:8 Or God
  2. Ephesians 4:8 Psalm 68:18
  3. Ephesians 4:9 Or the depths of the earth
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