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Philippians 2:5-11Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:]

Who, although being essentially one with God and in the form of God [[a]possessing the fullness of the attributes which make God God], did not [b]think this equality with God was a thing to be eagerly grasped [c]or retained,

But stripped Himself [of all privileges and [d]rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave), in that He became like men and was born a human being.

And after He had appeared in human form, He abased and humbled Himself [still further] and carried His obedience to the extreme of death, even the death of the cross!

Therefore [because He stooped so low] God has highly exalted Him and has [e]freely bestowed on Him the name that is above every name,

10 That in (at) the name of Jesus every knee [f]should (must) bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

11 And every tongue [[g]frankly and openly] confess and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Footnotes:

  1. Philippians 2:6 B.B. Warfield, Biblical Doctrines.
  2. Philippians 2:6 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.
  3. Philippians 2:6 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.
  4. Philippians 2:7 George R. Berry, Greek-English New Testament Lexicon.
  5. Philippians 2:9 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.
  6. Philippians 2:10 “Should” is the past tense of “shall,” implying authority or compulsion.
  7. Philippians 2:11 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.
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Philippians 2:5-11Contemporary English Version (CEV)

and think the same way that Christ Jesus thought:[a]

Christ was truly God.
But he did not try to remain[b]
    equal with God.
Instead he gave up everything[c]
    and became a slave,
when he became
    like one of us.

Christ was humble.
He obeyed God
and even died
    on a cross.
Then God gave Christ
    the highest place
and honored his name
    above all others.

10 So at the name of Jesus
    everyone will bow down,
those in heaven, on earth,
    and under the earth.
11 And to the glory
    of God the Father
everyone will openly agree,
    “Jesus Christ is Lord!”

Footnotes:

  1. 2.5 think the same way that Christ Jesus thought: Or “think the way you should because you belong to Christ Jesus.”
  2. 2.6 remain: Or “become.”
  3. 2.7 Instead he gave up everything: Greek, “He emptied himself.”

Philippians 2:5-11New Living Translation (NLT)

You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.

Though he was God,[a]
    he did not think of equality with God
    as something to cling to.
Instead, he gave up his divine privileges[b];
    he took the humble position of a slave[c]
    and was born as a human being.
When he appeared in human form,[d]
    he humbled himself in obedience to God
    and died a criminal’s death on a cross.

Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor
    and gave him the name above all other names,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.

Footnotes:

  1. 2:6 Or Being in the form of God.
  2. 2:7a Greek he emptied himself.
  3. 2:7b Or the form of a slave.
  4. 2:7c Some English translations put this phrase in verse 8.
New Living Translation (NLT)

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Philippians 2:5-11The Voice (VOICE)

In other words, adopt the mind-set of Jesus the Anointed. Live with His attitude in your hearts. Remember:

Though He was in the form of God,
    He chose not to cling to equality with God;
But He poured Himself out to fill a vessel brand new;
    a servant in form
    and a man indeed.
The very likeness of humanity,
He humbled Himself,
    obedient to death—
    a merciless death on the cross!
So God raised Him up to the highest place
    and gave Him the name above all.
10 So when His name is called,
    every knee will bow,[a]
    in heaven, on earth, and below.
11 And every tongue will confess[b]
    “Jesus, the Anointed One, is Lord,”
    to the glory of God our Father!

The Voice (VOICE)

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Philippians 2:5-11The 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.

9-11 Because of that obedience, God lifted him high and honored him far beyond anyone or anything, ever, so that all created beings in heaven and on earth—even those long ago dead and buried—will bow in worship before this Jesus Christ, and call out in praise that he is the Master of all, to the glorious honor of God the Father.

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

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