Philippians 2:6
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New International Version
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;

New Living Translation
Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to.

English Standard Version
who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,

Berean Study Bible
Who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to cling to,

Berean Literal Bible
Who, existing in the form of God, did not consider to be equal with God something to be grasped,

New American Standard Bible
who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,

King James Bible
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage.

International Standard Version
In God's own form existed he, and shared with God equality, deemed nothing needed grasping.

NET Bible
who though he existed in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped,

New Heart English Bible
who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God a thing to be grasped,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He who, while he was in the form of God, did not esteem this as a prize, that he was the equal of God,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Although he was in the form of God and equal with God, he did not take advantage of this equality.

New American Standard 1977
who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,

Jubilee Bible 2000
who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God,

King James 2000 Bible
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not a thing to be grasped to be equal with God:

American King James Version
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

American Standard Version
who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

Darby Bible Translation
who, subsisting in the form of God, did not esteem it an object of rapine to be on an equality with God;

English Revised Version
who, being in the form of God, counted it not a prize to be on an equality with God,

Webster's Bible Translation
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

Weymouth New Testament
Although from the beginning He had the nature of God He did not reckon His equality with God a treasure to be tightly grasped.

World English Bible
who, existing in the form of God, didn't consider equality with God a thing to be grasped,

Young's Literal Translation
who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal to God,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:5-11 The example of our Lord Jesus Christ is set before us. We must resemble him in his life, if we would have the benefit of his death. Notice the two natures of Christ; his Divine nature, and human nature. Who being in the form of God, partaking the Divine nature, as the eternal and only-begotten Son of God, Joh 1:1, had not thought it a robbery to be equal with God, and to receive Divine worship from men. His human nature; herein he became like us in all things except sin. Thus low, of his own will, he stooped from the glory he had with the Father before the world was. Christ's two states, of humiliation and exaltation, are noticed. Christ not only took upon him the likeness and fashion, or form of a man, but of one in a low state; not appearing in splendour. His whole life was a life of poverty and suffering. But the lowest step was his dying the death of the cross, the death of a malefactor and a slave; exposed to public hatred and scorn. The exaltation was of Christ's human nature, in union with the Divine. At the name of Jesus, not the mere sound of the word, but the authority of Jesus, all should pay solemn homage. It is to the glory of God the Father, to confess that Jesus Christ is Lord; for it is his will, that all men should honour the Son as they honour the Father, Joh 5:23. Here we see such motives to self-denying love as nothing else can supply. Do we thus love and obey the Son of God?
Study Bible
The Attitude of Christ
5Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus: 6Who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to cling to, 7but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in human likeness.…
Cross References
John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 5:18
Because of this, the Jews tried all the harder to kill Him. Not only was He breaking the Sabbath, but He was even calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.

John 10:33
"We are not stoning You for any good work," said the Jews, "but for blasphemy, because You, who are a man, declare Yourself to be God."

John 14:28
You heard Me say, 'I am going away and I am coming back to you.' If you loved Me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I.

John 17:5
And now Father, glorify Me in Your presence with the glory I had with You before the world existed.

2 Corinthians 4:4
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

2 Corinthians 8:9
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.
Treasury of Scripture

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

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Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin …

Isaiah 8:8 And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he …

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government …

Jeremiah 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: …

Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands …

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, …

John 1:1,2,18 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the …

John 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory …

Romans 9:5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ …

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which …

Colossians 1:15,16 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature…

1 Timothy 1:17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, …

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was …

Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the …

Hebrews 1:3,6,8 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his …

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

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Genesis 32:24-30 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until …

Genesis 48:15,16 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham …

Ezekiel 8:2-6 Then I beheld, and see a likeness as the appearance of fire: from …

Joshua 5:13-15 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up …

Hosea 12:3-5 He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength …

Zechariah 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is …

John 5:18,23 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only …

John 8:58,59 Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham was, I am…

John 10:30,33,38 I and my Father are one…

John 14:9 Jesus said to him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet have …

John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said to him, My LORD and my God.

Revelation 1:17,18 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right …

Revelation 21:6 And he said to me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning …

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