Philippians 2:3-11 NIV

3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit,1 but in humility consider others better than yourselves.2

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4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.3

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5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:4

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6 Who, being in very naturea God,5 did not consider equality with God6 something to be grasped,

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    • a 2:6 - Or "in the form of"
      7 but made himself nothing,7 taking the very natureb of a servant,8 being made in human likeness.9

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        • b 2:7 - Or "the form"
          8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death10-- even death on a cross!

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          9 Therefore God exalted him11 to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,12

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          10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,13 in heaven and on earth and under the earth,14

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          11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,15 to the glory of God the Father.

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