Philippians 2:1-8 New International Version

Christ's Humiliation and Exaltation

2 1  Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2  then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3  Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4  not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. 5  In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6  Who, being in very nature[1] God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7  rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature[2] of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8  And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death- even death on a cross!



Footnotes

[1] 2:6 Or "in the form of"

[2] 2:7 Or "the form"

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