Philippians 2:6



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,

King James Version

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

International Standard Version

In God's own form existed he, and shared with God equality, deemed nothing needed grasping.

A Conservative Version

who, existing in the form of God, did not consider being equal to God something to seize and hold.

American Standard Version

who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped,

Amplified

Who, although being essentially one with God and in the form of God [ possessing the fullness of the attributes which make God God], did not think this equality with God was a thing to be eagerly grasped or retained,

An Understandable Version

He existed in the form of God [i.e., He shared God's very nature], but did not consider [remaining] equal with God something [to continue] to hold onto.

Anderson New Testament

who, being in the form of God, did not think it an act of robbery to be equal with God;

Bible in Basic English

To whom, though himself in the form of God, it did not seem that to take for oneself was to be like God;

Common New Testament

who, though he was in the form of God, did not consider equality with God a thing to be grasped,

Daniel Mace New Testament

who tho' he was the image of God, did not affect to appear with divine majesty, but divested himself thereof,

Darby Translation

who, subsisting in the form of God, did not esteem it an object of rapine to be on an equality with God;

Godbey New Testament

who, being in the form of God, thought it not usurpation to be equal with God,

Goodspeed New Testament

Though he possessed the nature of God, he did not grasp at equality with God,

Holman Bible

who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage.

John Wesley New Testament

Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God,

Julia Smith Translation

Who, being in the form of God, thought not robbery to be equal to God

King James 2000

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not a thing to be grasped to be equal with God:

Lexham Expanded Bible

who, existing in the form of God, did not consider being equal with God something to be grasped,

Modern King James verseion

who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Which, being in the shape of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.

Moffatt New Testament

Though he was divine by nature, he did not set store upon equality with God

Montgomery New Testament

who, though from the beginning he had the nature of God, did not reckon equality with God something to be forcibly retained,

NET Bible

who though he existed in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped,

New Heart English Bible

who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God a thing to be grasped,

New simplified Bible

He existed in the form (shape and nature) of God but did not try to be equal with God. He did not even consider it!

Noyes New Testament

who, being in the form of God, did not regard it as a thing to be grasped at to be on an equality with God,

Sawyer New Testament

who being in the form of God thought it not a robbery to be equal with God;

The Emphasized Bible

Who, in form of God, subsisting, not, a thing to be seized, accounted the being equal with God,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

who being in the form of God counted it no usurpation to claim equality with God:

Twentieth Century New Testament

Though the divine nature was his from the beginning, yet he did not look upon equality with God as above all things to be clung to,

Webster

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

Weymouth New Testament

Although from the beginning He had the nature of God He did not reckon His equality with God a treasure to be tightly grasped.

Williams New Testament

Though He was existing in the nature of God, He did not think His being on an equality with God a thing to be selfishly grasped,

World English Bible

who, existing in the form of God, didn't consider equality with God a thing to be grasped,

Worrell New Testament

Who, existing originally in the form of God, accounted it not a prize to he equal with God.

Worsley New Testament

who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be as God.

Youngs Literal Translation

who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal to God,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

ὑπάρχω 
Huparcho 
be , have , live , after , not tr
Usage: 41

in
ἐν 
En 
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
Usage: 2128

the form
μορφή 
Morphe 
Usage: 3

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ἡγέομαι 
hegeomai 
Usage: 27

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἁρπαγμός 
Harpagmos 
Usage: 1

to be
εἶναι 
Einai 
to be , be , was , is , am , are , were , not tr ,
Usage: 97

ἴσος 
Isos 
Usage: 6

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Context Readings

Christ's Humiliation And Exaltation

5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.


Cross References

John 5:18

For this reason therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.

John 10:33

The Jews answered Him, "For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God."

2 Corinthians 4:4

in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

Joshua 5:13-15

Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, "Are you for us or for our adversaries?"

Isaiah 7:14

"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.

Isaiah 8:8

"Then it will sweep on into Judah, it will overflow and pass through, It will reach even to the neck; And the spread of its wings will fill the breadth of your land, O Immanuel.

1 Timothy 3:16

By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.

Hebrews 1:3

And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Genesis 32:24-30

Then Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.

Genesis 48:15-16

He blessed Joseph, and said, "The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, The God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day,

Isaiah 9:6

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Jeremiah 23:6

"In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell securely; And this is His name by which He will be called, 'The LORD our righteousness.'

Ezekiel 8:2-6

Then I looked, and behold, a likeness as the appearance of a man; from His loins and downward there was the appearance of fire, and from His loins and upward the appearance of brightness, like the appearance of glowing metal.

Hosea 12:3-5

In the womb he took his brother by the heel, And in his maturity he contended with God.

Micah 5:2

"But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity."

Zechariah 13:7

"Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, And against the man, My Associate," Declares the LORD of hosts "Strike the Shepherd that the sheep may be scattered; And I will turn My hand against the little ones.

Matthew 1:23

"BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL," which translated means, "GOD WITH US."

John 1:1-2

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:18

No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.

John 5:23

so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

John 8:58-59

Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am."

John 10:30

"I and the Father are one."

John 10:38

but if I do them, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father."

John 14:9

Jesus said to him, "Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, 'Show us the Father'?

John 14:28

"You heard that I said to you, 'I go away, and I will come to you ' If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced because I go to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.

Romans 9:5

whose are the fathers, and from whom is the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen.

Colossians 1:15-16

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

1 Timothy 1:17

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Titus 2:13

looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,

Hebrews 1:6

And when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says, "AND LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GOD WORSHIP HIM."

Hebrews 1:8

But of the Son He says, "YOUR THRONE, O GOD, IS FOREVER AND EVER, AND THE RIGHTEOUS SCEPTER IS THE SCEPTER OF HIS KINGDOM.

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Revelation 1:17-18

When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man And He placed His right hand on me, saying, "Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,

Revelation 21:6

Then He said to me, "It is done I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.

John 17:5

"Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.

John 20:28

Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!"



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