Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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,

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 Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, 6 who, existing in the form of God,
did not consider equality with God
as something to be used for His own advantage.
7 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,


Cross References

John 5:18

This is why the Jews began trying all the more to kill Him: Not only was He breaking the Sabbath, but He was even calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.

John 10:33

“We aren’t stoning You for a good work,” the Jews answered, “but for blasphemy, because You—being a man—make Yourself God.”

2 Corinthians 4:4

In their case, the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

Joshua 5:13-15

When Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in His hand. Joshua approached Him and asked, “Are You for us or for our enemies?”

Isaiah 7:14

Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel.

Isaiah 8:8

It will pour into Judah,
flood over it, and sweep through,
reaching up to the neck;
and its spreading streams
will fill your entire land, Immanuel!

1 Timothy 3:16

And most certainly, the mystery of godliness is great:He was manifested in the flesh,
vindicated in the Spirit,
seen by angels,
preached among the nations,
believed on in the world,
taken up in glory.

Hebrews 1:3

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of His nature, sustaining all things by His powerful word. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

Genesis 32:24-30

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

Genesis 48:15-16

Then 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 for us,
a son will be given to us,
and the government will be on His shoulders.
He will be named
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Jeremiah 23:6

In His days Judah will be saved,
and Israel will dwell securely.
This is what He will be named:
Yahweh Our Righteousness.

Ezekiel 8:2-6

I looked, and there was a form that had the appearance of a man. From what seemed to be His waist down was fire, and from His waist up was something that looked bright, like the gleam of amber.

Hosea 12:3-5

In the womb he grasped his brother’s heel,
and as an adult he wrestled with God.

Micah 5:2

Bethlehem Ephrathah,
you are small among the clans of Judah;
One will come from you
to be ruler over Israel for Me.
His origin is from antiquity,
from eternity.

Zechariah 13:7

Sword, awake against My shepherd,
against the man who is My associate—
this is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.
Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered;
I will also turn My hand against the little ones.

Matthew 1:23

See, the virgin will become pregnant
and give birth to a son,
and they will name Him Immanuel,which is translated “God is 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 ever seen God.
The One and Only Son
the One who is at the Father’s side
He has revealed Him.

John 5:23

so that all people will honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Anyone who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

John 8:58-59

Jesus said to them, “I assure you: Before Abraham was, I am.”

John 10:30

The Father and I are one.”

John 10:38

But if I am doing them and you don’t believe Me, believe the works. This way you will know and understand that the Father is in Me and I in the Father.”

John 14:9

Jesus said to him, “Have I been among you all this time without your knowing Me, Philip? The one who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

John 14:28

You have heard Me tell you, ‘I am going away and I am coming to you.’ If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I.

Romans 9:5

The ancestors are theirs, and from them, by physical descent, came the Messiah, who is God over all, praised forever. Amen.

Colossians 1:15-16

He is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn over 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

while we wait for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 1:6

When He again brings His firstborn into the world, He says, And all God’s angels must worship Him.

Hebrews 1:8

but to the Son:Your throne, God,
is forever and ever,
and the scepter of Your kingdom
is a scepter of justice.

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Revelation 1:17-18

When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. He laid His right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last,

Revelation 21:6

And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give water as a gift to the thirsty from the spring of life.

John 17:5

Now, Father, glorify Me in Your presence
with that glory I had with You
before the world existed.

John 20:28

Thomas responded to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

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