Philippians 2

Chapter 2

2:6  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

form of God

"Form," etc. (Greek - morfhv , the form by which a person or thing strikes the vision, the external appearance)."--Thayer. CF John 17:15 . "The glory which I had with Thee before the world was." Nothing in this passage teaches that the Eternal Word John 1:1 emptied Himself of either His divine nature, or His attributes, but only of the outward and visible manifestation of the Godhead. "He emptied, stripped Himself of the insignia of Majesty."--Lightfoot. "When occasion demanded He exercised His divine attributes."-- Moorehead. CF (See Scofield "John 1:1") . See Scofield " John 20:28 "

robbery a thing to be grasped after. See, Genesis 3:5-6 .

2:12  Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

salvation

(See Scofield "Romans 1:16") .

2:15  That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

world

kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Matthew 4:8") .

2:16  Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

the day

(See Scofield "1 Corinthians 1:8") .

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