Philippians 2:7

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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 Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Philippians 2:7

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


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.


Comments for Philippians 2:7

Nat's comment on 2015-04-30 06:52:18:

Very important that the Lord Jesus Christ being EQUAL with the Father God, humbled Himself becoming Man appart from sin to be able to suffer and offer Himself to God as the perfect sacrifice for to enable ALL men to be saved. Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift... Eternal Life.


Morongwa Magoro's comment on 2015-03-23 05:11:54:

Its was true who is about Jesus Christ, he wasn 't robber to equal with God, its was like create like men of earth, he came for on the earth who seek was lost people may of salvation, I believe Jesus Christ is God


Shay's comment on 2014-06-18 15:05:08:

God s Son emptied himself and took a slave s form and came to be in the likeness of men. He willingly relinquished all his personal advantages by becoming a human and offering his life as a ransom in order to undo the harm caused by Satan. Genesis 3 1 7 Mark 10 45 That meant coming to live among sinful mankind in a world lying in the power of Satan the Devil. 1 John 5 19 It also meant putting up with personal discomfort and inconvenience. Whatever it cost him, however, Jesus Christ was determined to do his Father s will


Mark's comment on 2010-07-14 22:12:48:

This is not speaking of, as is commonly taught, of Christ's incarnation. It is speaking of His experienc on and after the Mount of Transfiguration when He was "Meta-Morphosisised" or "changed in form". Was He "changed in form" on the Mount into man? NO, but into the LIkeness of God, or God in the soul. In other words, His God nature was now completed into His soul. After that, He humbled himself as a man and a "doulos" or bondslave, in order to go to the cross. If he has not layed His life down, they could not have killed Him. If He had not stopped the Glory flow on the Mount of Transfiguration, His body would have been glorified on the spot and they could not have killed Him. Therefore, He chose to continue in the "schema" of a man for the purpose of death.

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