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Philippians 2:5-8 Good News Translation (GNT)

The attitude you should have is the one that Christ Jesus had:

He always had the nature of God,
    but he did not think that by force he should try to remain[a] equal with God.
Instead of this, of his own free will he gave up all he had,
    and took the nature of a servant.
He became like a human being
    and appeared in human likeness.
He was humble and walked the path of obedience all the way to death—
    his death on the cross.

Footnotes:

  1. Philippians 2:6 remain; or become.
Good News Translation (GNT)

Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Philippians 2:5-8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Let the same mind be in you that was[a] in Christ Jesus,

who, though he was in the form of God,
    did not regard equality with God
    as something to be exploited,
but emptied himself,
    taking the form of a slave,
    being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
    he humbled himself
    and became obedient to the point of death—
    even death on a cross.

Footnotes:

  1. Philippians 2:5 Or that you have
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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Philippians 2:5-8 International Children’s Bible (ICB)

Be Unselfish Like Christ

In your lives you must think and act like Christ Jesus.

Christ himself was like God in everything.
    He was equal with God.
    But he did not think that being equal with God was something to be held on to.
He gave up his place with God and made himself nothing.
    He was born as a man
    and became like a servant.
And when he was living as a man,
    he humbled himself and was fully obedient to God.
    He obeyed even when that caused his death—death on a cross.

International Children’s Bible (ICB)

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Philippians 2:5-8 The Message (MSG)

5-8 Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion.

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson

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