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The Humbled and Exalted Christ

iLet this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, jbeing in the form of God, did not consider it 2robbery to be equal with God, kbut 3made Himself of no reputation, taking the form lof a bondservant, and mcoming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and nbecame oobedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. pTherefore God also qhas highly exalted Him and rgiven Him the name which is above every name, 10 sthat at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and tthat every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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