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Philippians 2:5-11 Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

Have this mind among yourselves, which was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God,[a] did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself,[b] taking the form of a servant,[c] being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


  1. 2.6 in the form of God: The Greek shows that divine attributes, and therefore nature, are implied here. It is not the divine nature he set no store by, but equality of treatment and recognition of his divinity.
  2. 2.7 emptied himself of this external recognition, which was his right.
  3. Philippians 2:7 Or slave
Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

The Revised Standard Version of the Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1965, 1966 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


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