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Ephesians 4:8

8 Therefore the Scripture says, "Having aascended to the 1height, He led captive 2those taken captive and gave 3bgifts to men.''


83 Gifts here does not refer to the abilities or capacities for various services but to the gifted persons in v. 11 — apostles, prophets, evangelists, and shepherds and teachers. After conquering Satan and death and rescuing the sinners from Satan and death through His death and resurrection, Christ in His ascension made the rescued sinners themselves such gifts by means of His resurrection life and gave them to His Body for its building up.