Philippians 2:9

“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and giuen him a Name which is aboue euery name:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason God has put him in the highest place and has given to him the name which is greater than every name;
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and granted him a name, that which is above every name,
- Darby Bible

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
- Webster's Bible

It is in consequence of this that God has also so highly exalted Him, and has conferred on Him the Name which is supreme above every other,
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore God also highly exalted him, and gave to him the name which is above every name;
- World English Bible

For which thing God enhaunside hym, and yaf to hym a name that is aboue al name;
- Wycliffe Bible

wherefore, also, God did highly exalt him, and gave to him a name that [is] above every name,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 2:9


2:9 Wherefore - Because of his voluntary humiliation and obedience. He humbled himself; but God hath exalted him - So recompensing his humiliation. And hath given him - So recompensing his emptying himself. A name which is above every name - Dignity and majesty superior to every creature.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 2:9


Php 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him. His wonderful humility had been shown, but it is the law of the universe that he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Therefore God lifted him up from the grave to the heavens, gave all power into his hands (Mt 28:18), and gave him a name which is above every name. The idea is an authority, a position, above that of all intelligences. This exaltation made the humble name, Jesus, a name above every name.

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.
  • 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.
  • Joey Brown
    You continue with good you'll be blessed
  • Ronnie Bray for verse 6
    The Gospel according to John takes great pains to record the words of Jesus telling his disciples and other hearers that not only was he not God, but also that he was dependent on God, and was doing the will of the Father and not acting according to his own will. See Jn 17 . Philippians 2:6 is a difficult passage and exegetes keep to both sides of the argument. The passage is referred to as the 'kenotic' passage, meaning that Jesus in human form emptied himself or divested himself of his glory, the glory he had with the father prior to his birth as Mary's child. We read in the New testament that after Jesus sacrificed himself on the cross, he was raised incorruptible, meaning that he would never die again. It was no mere phantom that appeared to the eleven apostles and let then feel his wounds and ate with then, "Handle me and see, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones as ye see me have." This appearance and the resurrected Liord's interaction with his apostles is proof to them and proof to us today that the resurrection was a real physical event and that the body with which Jesus was raised could never die again, so he still has it to this very day and eternally, and when we see him we also shall be clothed in the body we had as mortals and that body of flesh and bones will be incorruptible. What a glorious future in eternity for those that Know God and love him and his Son our Saviour, for we shall be, as Paul said, 'joint heirs with Christ.'

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