The form of a servant (morphn doulou). He took the characteristic attributes (morphn as in verse Revelation 6 ) of a slave. His humanity was as real as his deity. In the likeness of men (en omoiwmati anqrwpwn). It was a likeness, but a real likeness (Kennedy), no mere phantom humanity as the Docetic Gnostics held. Note the difference in tense between uparcwn (eternal existence in the morph of God) and genomeno (second aorist middle participle of ginomai, becoming, definite entrance in time upon his humanity).