Parallel Verses

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,

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:

Holman Bible

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

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,

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,

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,

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
Who
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

thought it
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

Devotionals

Devotionals about Philippians 2:6

Devotionals containing Philippians 2:6

Images Philippians 2:6

Prayers for Philippians 2:6

Context Readings

Christ's Humiliation And Exaltation

5 Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:] 6 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, 7 But stripped Himself [of all privileges and rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave), in that He became like men and was born a human being.


Cross References

John 5:18

This made the Jews more determined than ever to kill Him [to do away with Him]; because He not only was breaking (weakening, violating) the Sabbath, but He actually was speaking of God as being [in a special sense] His own Father, making Himself equal [putting Himself on a level] with God.

John 10:33

The Jews replied, We are not going to stone You for a good act, but for blasphemy, because You, a mere Man, make Yourself [out to be] God.

2 Corinthians 4:4

For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers' minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God.

Joshua 5:13-15

When Joshua was by Jericho, he looked up, and behold, a Man stood near him with His drawn sword 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 shall give you a sign: Behold, the young woman who is unmarried and a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel [God with us].

Isaiah 8:8

And it will sweep on into Judah; it will overflow and go over [the hills], reaching even [but only] to the neck [of which Jerusalem is the head], and the outstretched wings [of the armies of Assyria] shall fill the breadth of Your land, O Immanuel [Messiah, God is with us]!

1 Timothy 3:16

And great and important and weighty, we confess, is the hidden truth (the mystic secret) of godliness. He [ God] was made visible in human flesh, justified and vindicated in the [Holy] Spirit, was seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, [and] taken up in glory.

Hebrews 1:3

He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God's] nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. When He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high,

Genesis 32:24-30

And Jacob was left alone, and a Man wrestled with him until daybreak.

Genesis 48:15-16

Then [Jacob] blessed Joseph and said, God [Himself], before Whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac lived and walked habitually, God [Himself], Who has [been my Shepherd and has led and] fed me from the time I came into being until this day,

Isaiah 9:6

For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace.

Jeremiah 23:6

In His days Judah shall be saved and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is His name by which He shall be called: The Lord Our Righteousness.

Ezekiel 8:2-6

Then I beheld, and lo, a likeness of a Man with the appearance of fire; from His waist downward He was like fire, and from His waist upward He had the appearance of brightness like gleaming bronze.

Hosea 12:3-5

He took his brother by the heel in [their mother's] womb, and in the strength [of his manhood] he contended and had power with God.

Micah 5:2

But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, you are little to be among the clans of Judah; [yet] out of you shall One come forth for Me Who is to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth have been from of old, from ancient days (eternity).

Zechariah 13:7

Awake, O sword, against My shepherd and against the man who is My associate, says the Lord of hosts; smite the shepherd and the sheep [of the flock] shall be scattered, and I will turn back My hand and stretch it out again upon the little ones [of the flock].

Matthew 1:23

Behold, the virgin shall become pregnant and give birth to a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel -- "which, when translated, means, God with us.

John 1:1-2

In the beginning [before all time] was the Word ( Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself.

John 1:18

No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

John 5:23

So that all men may give honor (reverence, homage) to the Son just as they give honor to the Father. [In fact] whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, Who has sent Him.

John 8:58-59

Jesus replied, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, before Abraham was born, I Am.

John 10:30

I and the Father are One.

John 10:38

But if I do them, even though you do not believe Me or have faith in Me, [at least] believe the works and have faith in what I do, in order that you may know and understand [clearly] that the Father is in Me, and I am in the Father [One with Him].

John 14:9

Jesus replied, Have I been with all of you for so long a time, and do you not recognize and know Me yet, Philip? Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say then, Show us the Father?

John 14:28

You heard Me tell you, I am going away and I am coming [back] to you. If you [really] loved Me, you would have been glad, because I am going to the Father; for the Father is greater and mightier than I am.

Romans 9:5

To them belong the patriarchs, and as far as His natural descent was concerned, from them is the Christ, Who is exalted and supreme over all, God, blessed forever! Amen (so let it be).

Colossians 1:15-16

[Now] He is the exact likeness of the unseen God [the visible representation of the invisible]; He is the Firstborn of all creation.

1 Timothy 1:17

Now to the King of eternity, incorruptible and immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever (to the ages of ages). Amen (so be it).

Titus 2:13

Awaiting and looking for the [fulfillment, the realization of our] blessed hope, even the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One),

Hebrews 1:6

Moreover, when He brings the firstborn Son again into the habitable world, He says, Let all the angels of God worship Him.

Hebrews 1:8

But as to the Son, He says to Him, Your throne, O God, is forever and ever (to the ages of the ages), and the scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of absolute righteousness (of justice and straightforwardness).

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages).

Revelation 1:17-18

When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as if dead. But He laid His right hand on me and said, Do not be afraid! I am the First and the Last,

Revelation 21:6

And He [further] said to me, It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I [Myself] will give water without price from the fountain (springs) of the water of Life.

John 17:5

And now, Father, glorify Me along with Yourself and restore Me to such majesty and honor in Your presence as I had with You before the world existed.

John 20:28

Thomas answered Him, My Lord and my God!

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