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Philippians 2:7–8

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Philippians 2:7–8 — The New International Version (NIV)

rather, he made himself nothing

by taking the very nature of a servant,

being made in human likeness.

And being found in appearance as a man,

he humbled himself

by becoming obedient to death—

even death on a cross!

Philippians 2:7–8 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Philippians 2:7–8 — New Living Translation (NLT)

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,

he humbled himself in obedience to God

and died a criminal’s death on a cross.

Philippians 2:7–8 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

Philippians 2:7–8 — New Century Version (NCV)

But he gave up his place with God and made himself nothing.

He was born as a man

and became like a servant.

And when he was living as a man,

he humbled himself and was fully obedient to God,

even when that caused his death—death on a cross.

Philippians 2:7–8 — American Standard Version (ASV)

but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men; and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross.

Philippians 2:7–8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

but emptied himself, taking a bondman’s form, taking his place in the likeness of men; and having been found in figure as a man, humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, and that the death of the cross.

Philippians 2:7–8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Instead, he emptied himself by taking on the form of a servant, 

by becoming like other humans, 

by having a human appearance. 

He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, 

death on a cross. 

Philippians 2:7–8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Instead He emptied Himself

by assuming the form of a slave,

taking on the likeness of men.

And when He had come as a man

in His external form,

He humbled Himself by becoming obedient

to the point of death—

even to death on a cross.

Philippians 2:7–8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

but emptied himself,

taking the form of a slave,

being born in human likeness.

And being found in human form,

he humbled himself

and became obedient to the point of death—

even death on a cross.

Philippians 2:7–8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

but emptied himself

by taking the form of a slave,

by becoming in the likeness of people.

And being found in appearance like a man,

he humbled himself

by becoming obedient to the point of death,

that is, death on a cross.

Philippians 2:7–8 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Instead, he made himself nothing.

He took on the very nature of a servant.

He was made in human form.

He appeared as a man.

He came down to the lowest level.

He obeyed God completely, even though it led to his death.

In fact, he died on a cross.

Philippians 2:7–8 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.

Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.


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