6 Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to.

References for Philippians 2:6

    • a 2:6 - Or Being in the form of God.
      7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges ; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form,

      References for Philippians 2:7

        • b 2:7 - Greek he emptied himself.
        • c 2:7 - Or the form of a slave.
        • d 2:7 - Some English translations put this phrase in verse 8.
          8 he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
          9 Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names,