Philippians 2:8
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English Standard Version
And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

King James Bible
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

American Standard Version
and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of the cross.

English Revised Version
and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross.

Webster's Bible Translation
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient to death, even the death of the cross.

Weymouth New Testament
And being recognized as truly human, He humbled Himself and even stooped to die; yes, to die on a cross.

Philippians 2:8 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Being found in fashion as a man (σχήματι εὑρεθεὶς ὡς ἄνθρωπος)

Some expositors connect these words with the preceding clause, thus: being made in the likeness of men and being found in fashion as a man; a new sentence beginning with He humbled Himself. The general sense is not altered by this change, and there is great force in Meyer's remark that the preceding thought, in the likeness of men, is thus "emphatically exhausted." On the other hand, it breaks the connection with the following sentence, which thus enters very abruptly. Notice being found. After He had assumed the conditions of humanity, and men's attention was drawn to Him, they found Him like a man. Compare Isaiah 53:2. "If we looked at Him, there was no sightliness that we should delight in Him."

Fashion (σχήματι). That which is purely outward and appeals to the senses. The form of a servant is concerned with the fact that the manifestation as a servant corresponded with the real fact that Christ came as the servant of mankind. In the phrase in the likeness of men the thought is still linked with that of His essential nature which rendered possible a likeness to men, but not an absolute identity with men. In being found in fashion as a man the thought is confined to the outward guise as it appealed to the sense of mankind. Likeness states the fact of real resemblance to men in mode of existence: fashion defines the outward mode and form. As a man. Not being found a man not what He was recognized to be, but as a man, keeping up the idea of semblance expressed in likeness.

He humbled Himself (ἐταπείνωσεν ἑαυτόν)

Not the same as emptied Himself, Philippians 2:7. It defines that word, showing how the self-emptying manifests itself.

Became obedient unto death (γενόμενος - μέχρι)

Became, compare Revelation 1:18. Unto. The Rev. very judiciously inserts even; for the A.V. is open to the interpretation that Christ rendered obedience to death. Unto is up to the point of. Christ's obedience to God was rendered to the extent of laying down His life.

Of the cross

Forming a climax of humiliation. He submitted not only to death, but to the death of a malefactor. The Mosaic law had uttered a curse against it, Deuteronomy 21:23, and the Gentiles reserved it for malefactors and slaves. Hence the shame associated with the cross, Hebrews 12:2. This was the offense or stumbling-block of the cross, which was so often urged by the Jews against the Christians. See on Galatians 3:13. To a Greek, accustomed to clothe his divinities with every outward attribute of grace and beauty, the summons to worship a crucified malefactor appealed as foolishness, 1 Corinthians 1:23.

Philippians 2:8 Parallel Commentaries

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in.

Matthew 17:2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

Mark 9:2,3 And after six days Jesus takes with him Peter, and James, and John, and leads them up into an high mountain apart by themselves...

Luke 9:29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.

he.

Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honor is humility.

Acts 8:33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.

Hebrews 5:5-7 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said to him, You are my Son, to day have I begotten you...

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame...

and became.

Psalm 40:6-8 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire; my ears have you opened: burnt offering and sin offering have you not required...

Isaiah 50:5,6 The Lord GOD has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back...

Matthew 26:39,42 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me...

John 4:34 Jesus said to them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

John 15:10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

Hebrews 5:8,9 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered...

Hebrews 10:7-9 Then said I, See, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do your will, O God...

the death.

Deuteronomy 21:23 His body shall not remain all night on the tree, but you shall in any wise bury him that day...

Psalm 22:16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

John 10:18 No man takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again...

John 12:28-32 Father, glorify your name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again...

John 14:31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written...

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame...

1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live to righteousness...

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh...

Cross References
Isaiah 50:5
The Lord GOD has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious; I turned not backward.

Matthew 26:39
And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will."

John 10:18
No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father."

Romans 5:19
For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous.

2 Corinthians 8:9
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

Hebrews 5:8
Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered.

Hebrews 12:2
looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

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