6 Though he was God,*
he did not think of equality with God
as something to cling to.
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,*
and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
and gave him the name above all other names,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
to the glory of God the Father.
2:6 Or Being in the form of God.
2:7a Greek he emptied himself.
2:7b Or the form of a slave.
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