Philippians 2:5-15 NIV

5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:1

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6 Who, being in very naturea God,2 did not consider equality with God3 something to be grasped,

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    • a 2:6 - Or "in the form of"
      7 but made himself nothing,4 taking the very natureb of a servant,5 being made in human likeness.6

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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 death7-- even death on a cross!

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          9 Therefore God exalted him8 to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,9

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          10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,10 in heaven and on earth and under the earth,11

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          11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,12 to the glory of God the Father.

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          Shining as Stars

          12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed--not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence--continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,13

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          13 for it is God who works in you14 to will and to act according to his good purpose.15

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          14 Do everything without complaining16 or arguing,

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          15 so that you may become blameless17 and pure, children of God18 without fault in a crooked and depraved generation,19 in which you shine like stars in the universe

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