Philippians 2:8
New International Version
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death-- even death on a cross!

New Living Translation
he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal's death on a cross.

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.

Berean Study Bible
And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross.

Berean Literal Bible
And having been found in appearance as a man He humbled Himself, having become obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

New American Standard Bible
Being found in appearance as a man, 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.

Christian Standard Bible
he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death--even to death on a cross.

Contemporary English Version
Christ was humble. He obeyed God and even died on a cross.

Good News Translation
He was humble and walked the path of obedience all the way to death--his death on the cross.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death-- even to death on a cross.

International Standard Version
and lived in all humility, death on a cross obeying.

NET Bible
He humbled himself, by becoming obedient to the point of death--even death on a cross!

New Heart English Bible
And being found in human form, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, yes, the death of the cross.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he humbled himself and was obedient unto death, even the death of being crucified.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, death on a cross.

New American Standard 1977
And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross {Gr. stauros – stake}.

King James 2000 Bible
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

American King James Version
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient to 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.

Darby Bible Translation
and having been found in figure as a man, humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, and [that 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.

World English Bible
And being found in human form, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, yes, the death of the cross.

Young's Literal Translation
and in fashion having been found as a man, he humbled himself, having become obedient unto death -- death even of a cross,
Study Bible
The Attitude of Christ
7but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death— even death on a cross. 9Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name above all names,…
Cross References
Isaiah 50:5
The Lord GOD has opened My ears, and I have not been rebellious, nor have I turned back.

Matthew 26:39
Going a little farther, He fell facedown and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet 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 authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from My Father."

Romans 5:19
For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man 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 sakes He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.

Hebrews 5:8
Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from what He suffered.

Hebrews 12:2
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12:4
In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.

Treasury of Scripture

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

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 taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them…

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 honour 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 unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee…

and became.

Psalm 40:6-8
Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required…

Isaiah 50:5,6
The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back…

Matthew 26:39,42
And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt

the death.

Deuteronomy 21:23
His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.

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

John 10:18
No man taketh 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. This commandment have I received of my Father.







Lexicon
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

being found
εὑρεθεὶς (heuretheis)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2147: A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.

in appearance
σχήματι (schēmati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4976: Fashion, habit, form, appearance. From the alternate of echo; a figure, i.e. external condition.

as
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

a man,
ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

He humbled
ἐταπείνωσεν (etapeinōsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5013: To make or bring low, humble, humiliate; pass: To be humbled. From tapeinos; to depress; figuratively, to humiliate.

Himself
ἑαυτὸν (heauton)
Reflexive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

[and] became
γενόμενος (genomenos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

obedient
ὑπήκοος (hypēkoos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5255: Listening to, obedient, submissive. From hupakouo; attentively listening, i.e. submissive.

to
μέχρι (mechri)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3360: As far as, until, even to.

death—
θανάτου (thanatou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2288: Death, physical or spiritual. From thnesko; death.

even
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

death
θανάτου (thanatou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2288: Death, physical or spiritual. From thnesko; death.

on [a] cross.
σταυροῦ (staurou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4716: A cross.
(8) And being found . . .--This should be, And after having been found (or, recognised) in fashion as a man, He [then] humbled Himself, having become obedient even to death. "After having been found," &c., clearly refers to the manifestation of Himself to the world in all the weakness of humanity: the "outward fashion" was all that men could see; and in it they found "no form or comeliness," or "beauty, that they should desire Him" (Isaiah 53:2-3). From this St. Paul proceeds to the last act of His self-humiliation in death: "He became obedient," that is, to God's will, "even up to death." His death is not here regarded as an atonement, for in that light it could be no pattern to us; but as the completion of the obedience of His life. (See Romans 5:19.) Of that life as a whole He said, "I came down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him that sent Me" (John 6:38); and the doing that will (see Hebrews 10:9-10) ended in "the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all." In this light His death is the perfection of the suffering which, in consequence of the power of sin in the world, must be faced in doing the will of God (see 2Timothy 3:12); in this light we can follow it, and even "fill up what is lacking of the sufferings of Christ" (Colossians 1:24).

Even the death of the cross.--Properly, and that too, the death of the cross; emphasising its peculiar shame and humiliation as an "accursed" death. (See Galatians 3:13.)

Verse 8. - And being found in fashion as a man. He humbled himself in the Incarnation; but this was not all. The apostle has hitherto spoken of our Lord's Godhead which he had from the beginning, and of his assumption of our human nature. He now speaks of him as he appeared in the sight of men. The aorist participle, "being found (εὑρεθείς)," refers to the time of his earthly life when he appeared as a man among men. Fashion (σχῆμα), as opposed to form (μορφή), implies the outward and transitory. In outward appearance he was as a man; he was more, for he was God. He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death; translate, as R.V., obedient. The participle implies that the supreme act of self-humiliation consisted in the Lord's voluntary submission to death. the obedience of his perfect life extended even unto death. "He taketh away [literally, 'beareth,' αἴρει] the sin of the world;" "The wages of sin is death;" therefore he suffered death for the sin which, himself sinless, he vouchsafed to bear. Here we may remark in passing that this connection of death with sin must have made death all the more awful to our sinless Lord. Even the death of the cross. No ordinary death, but of all forms of death the most torturing, the most full of shame - a death reserved by the Romans for slaves, a death accursed in the eyes of the Jews (Deuteronomy 21:23). 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?
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