Philippians 2:7

“But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But made himselfe of no reputation, and tooke vpon him the forme of a seruant, and was made in the likenesse of men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, {and} being made in the likeness of men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he made himself as nothing, taking the form of a servant, being made like men;
- Basic English Bible

but emptied himself, taking a bondman's form, taking his place in [the] likeness of men;
- Darby Bible

But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
- Webster's Bible

Nay, He stripped Himself of His glory, and took on Him the nature of a bondservant by becoming a man like other men.
- Weymouth Bible

but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men.
- World English Bible

but he lowide hym silf, takinge the forme of a seruaunt, and was maad in to the licknesse of men, and in abite was foundun as a man.
- Wycliffe Bible

but did empty himself, the form of a servant having taken, in the likeness of men having been made,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 2:7


2:7 Yet - He was so far from tenaciously insisting upon, that he willingly relinquished, his claim. He was content to forego the glories of the Creator, and to appear in the form of a creature; nay, to he made in the likeness of the fallen creatures; and not only to share the disgrace, but to suffer the punishment, due to the meanest and vilest among them all. He emptied himself - Of that divine fulness, which he received again at his exaltation. Though he remained full, #John 1:14|, yet he appeared as if he had been empty; for he veiled his fulness from the sight of men and angels. Yea, he not only veiled, but, in some sense, renounced, the glory which he had before the world began. Taking - And by that very act emptying himself. The form of a servant - The form, the likeness, the fashion, though not exactly the same, are yet nearly related to each other. The form expresses something absolute; the likeness refers to other things of the same kind; the fashion respects what appears to sight and sense. Being made in the likeness of men - A real man, like other men. Hereby he took the form of a servant.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 2:7


Php 2:7 But made himself of no reputation. "Emptied himself" (Revised Version). Of the divine form and glory, and took the form of a servant, of our own race, a race whose duty it is to serve God. The divine glory was exchanged for human lowliness.

Discussion for Philippians 2

  • Ufuoma
    We must be humble in all our dealings in life.
  • Wayne
    V. 6. Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. Also, Christ states, I and the Father are one.
  • BSP
    Verse 6 shows even though Jesus was in the form of God he never thought of taking God's place or being equal to God. Jesus was loyal to God and he was content and happy in his place of being God's son.
  • HAPPINESS
    JESUS LOVES EVERYBODY THAT WHY HE SET SO LOW TO DIE FOR A POOR AND WICKED SOUL . HIS LOVE HAS EXALTED AND GIVEN HIM A NAME ABOVE EVERY OTHER NAME THAT AT THE MENTION OF HIS NAME EVERY KNEE, POWER AND OCCUILT BOW
  • Shawn
    While reading verse 3 we see
    how We need to see others as superior, as more important, than we are.
  • Kibi
    We are the light of this world if we have Christ in us and if we humble ourselves we shall be exalted amongst our equals as Christ was and now is seated at the right hand of the Father

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