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:

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,

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
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

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 Have this attitude (mind-set) (understanding) (mental state) in you that 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 He emptied (humbled) himself by taking the form of a servant. He was made in the likeness of men.


Cross References

John 5:18

The Jews intensified their efforts to kill him for these reasons: he broke the Sabbath and he also called God his own Father, making himself equal with God.

John 10:33

The Jews answered him: We do not stone you for good work but for blasphemy. You are a man and you make yourself like God. (John 1:1)

2 Corinthians 4:4

The god of this age (world) (religious, social, political, and economic arrangement) has blinded the minds of unbelievers that the light of the good news of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine on them.

Joshua 5:13-15

When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, there stood a man in front of him with his sword drawn in his hand. Joshua went to him, and said: Are you on our side or our adversaries?

Isaiah 7:14

Therefore Jehovah will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel (God with us).

Isaiah 8:8

It will sweep through Judah. It will overflow and pass through. It will be neck-high. Its outspread wings will extend over your entire country, O Immanuel.

1 Timothy 3:16

The secret of godliness is great and it is without controversy. 'He (Jesus Christ) was manifested (revealed) in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, and seen by angels. He preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, and received up in glory.'

Hebrews 1:3

God's Son is the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his being. He sustains all things by his powerful word. After Jesus purged our sins, he sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.

Genesis 32:24-30

Then Jacob was by himself. A man was fighting with him till dawn.

Genesis 48:15-16

Jacob blessed Joseph. He said: May God, in whose presence my grandfather Abraham and my father Isaac walked, may this God who has been my shepherd all my life to this very day,

Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a child is born. Unto us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. He will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.

Jeremiah 23:6

In His days Judah will be saved. Israel will dwell securely. This is his name by which he will be called, Jehovah Is Our Righteousness.

Ezekiel 8:2-6

As I looked, I saw something that looked like a human. From the waist down its body looked like fire, and from the waist up its body looked like bright glowing metal.

Hosea 12:3-5

Their ancestor Jacob held on to his brother's heel while the two of them were in their mother's womb. When Jacob became a man, he struggled with God.

Micah 5:2

You Bethlehem Ephrathah who are little to be among the thousands of Judah. Out of you one will come to me who is to be ruler in Israel! His origin is from of old, from everlasting (days of antiquity) (ancient times).

Zechariah 13:7

Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow (neighbor) (companion), said Jehovah of Hosts: Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered! I will turn my hand upon (against) the little ones.

Matthew 1:23

The virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and they will name him Immanuel, which means: God (God-like one) is with us. (John 1:18)

John 1:1-2

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was like God (God-like).

John 1:18

No man has ever seen God. The only begotten God-like one who is closest to the Father (in the bosom of the Father) tells us about him. (Psalm 8:5)

John 5:23

All may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father that sent him.

John 8:58-59

Jesus said: I tell you the truth, I existed before Abraham was born! (Ex 3:14, 15)

John 10:30

The Father and I are one (united in purpose).

John 10:38

But if I do them and you do not believe me, believe the works! That way you may know and understand that the Father is with me, and I am with the Father.

John 14:9

Jesus responded: Have I been with you so long a time and you do not know me Philip? He who has seen me has discerned (experienced) (perceived) the Father. And you say, show us the Father?

John 14:28

You heard me say I will go away and I will come again to you. If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I go to the Father. The Father is greater than I!

Romans 9:5

The forefathers belong to them from whom came the Christ according to the flesh. God who is over all is blessed forever. Amen.

Colossians 1:15-16

He is the image (likeness) (representation) of the invisible God. He is the firstborn (Greek: prototokos: childbirth, offspring) 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

Look for the blessed hope and appearance of the glory of the great God. And look for our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 1:6

And again: when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says: Let all the angels of God pay him homage.

Hebrews 1:8

But he says to the Son: God is your throne forever and ever. (Your throne, Oh God-like one, is forever.) A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom. (Psalm 45:6, 7)

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Revelation 1:17-18

When I saw him, I fell as dead at his feet. He laid his right hand on me and said: Do not fear. I am the first and the last:

Revelation 21:6

And he said to me: It is done! I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to him who thirsts from the fountain of the water of life freely.

John 17:5

And now, Father, glorify me with you, the glory that I had with you before the world existed.

John 20:28

Thomas answered: My Lord and my God! (John 1:18; 10:36; 20:17)



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