Ephesians 4:9

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers
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Eph. 4 - Greek/English/Strong’s Interlinear

King James Version

(Now that He ascended, what is it but that He also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
New King James Version

(Now this, “He ascended” – what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower part 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?
New International Version

(What does “He ascended” mean except that He also descended to the lower, earthly regions (or, the depths of the earth)?
The Amplified Bible

[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?
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

Now, the fact that He ascended, what is it except that also He descended into the nether parts of the earth?
Phillips’ Modern English

Note the implication here – to say that Christ “ascended” means that He must previously have “descended,” that is to the depth of this world.
Williams’ Language of the People

What does “He went up” mean, except that He had first gone down into the lower regions of the earth?
KJV with Strong’s Numbers

(Now 1161 that 3588 He ascended, 305 what 5101 is 2076 it but 1508 that 3754 He also 2532 descended 2597 first 4412 into 1519 the 3588 lower 2737 parts 3313 of the 3588 earth? 1093
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