Philippians 2:6

“Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who being in the forme of God, thought it not robbery to bee equall with God:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped,
- American Standard Version (1901)

To whom, though himself in the form of God, it did not seem that to take for oneself was to be like God;
- Basic English Bible

who, subsisting in the form of God, did not esteem it an object of rapine to be on an equality with God;
- Darby Bible

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
- Webster's Bible

Although from the beginning He had the nature of God He did not reckon His equality with God a treasure to be tightly grasped.
- Weymouth Bible

who, existing in the form of God, didn't consider equality with God a thing to be grasped,
- World English Bible

that whanne he was in the forme of God, demyde not raueyn, that hym silf were euene to God;
- Wycliffe Bible

who, being in the form of God, thought [it] not robbery to be equal to God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 2:6


2:6 Who being in the essential form - The incommunicable nature. Of God - From eternity, as he was afterward in the form of man; real God, as real man. Counted it no act of robbery - That is the precise meaning of the words, - no invasion of another's prerogative, but his own strict and unquestionable right. To be equal with God - the word here translated equal, occurs in the adjective form five or six times in the New Testament, #Mt 20:12|; Lu 6:34; Joh 5:18; Ac 11:17; Re 21:16. In all which places it expresses not a bare resemblance, but a real and proper equalitg. It here implies both the fulness and the supreme height of the Godhead; to which are opposed, he emptied and he humbled himself.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 2:6


Php 2:6 Who, being in the form of God. He refers to the state of our Savior before he took human form. His form was divine. "He had a glory with the father before the world was" (Joh 17:5). See Joh 1:1 2Co 4:4 Heb 1:3, etc. Thought it not robbery to be equal with God. The Revised Version says, "Counted it not a prize". The meaning is not entirely clear, but probably is that "Having a form of glory like God, he did not count it a prize which must be clung to tenaciously, especially when he appeared upon the earth, that he should be equal with God, that is, appear in a divine form, but was willing to lay aside his glory and make himself a servant".

Discussion for Philippians 2

  • BSP
    In verse 27, Epaphroditus was sick to the point of death. Even though he was severely sick, he did what he could to help others.
  • Steve morrow
    PHILLIPIANS 2:12 WHEREFORE MY BELOVED AS YOU HAVE ALWAYS OBEYED NOT AS IN MY PRESENCE ONLY BUT NOW MUCH MORE IN MY ABSENCE WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING MATTHEW 10:22 AND YOU SHALL BE HATED OF ALL MEN FOR MY NAMES SAKE BUT HE THAT ENDURETH TO THE END SHALL BE SAVED JOHN 17:17 SANCTIFY THEM THROUGH THY WORD THY WORD IS TRUTH
  • Steve morrow
    PHILIPPIANS 2:21 FOR ALL SEEK THEIR OWN NOT THE THINGS WHICH ARE JESUS CHRISTS***LUKE 6:46 AND WHY CALL YOU ME LORD LORD AND DO NOT THE THINGS WHICH --- I SAY --- 2 CORINTHIANS 1:19 FOR THE SON OF GOD JESUS CHRIST WHO WAS PREACHED AMONG YOU BY US EVEN BY ME AND SILVANUS AND TIMOTHEUS WAS NOT YEA AND NAY ----- BUT IN HIM WAS YEA -----
  • Irene Magallanez
    Everyday I always read Ephesians 6 before leaving for the day I always put the full armor of God ready for battle
  • Steve morrow
    philippians 2:4 look not every man on his own things but every man also on the things of others 2:5 let this mind be in you which was also in CHRIST JESUS 2:6 WHO BEING IN THE FORM OF GOD THOUGHT IT NOT ROBBERY TO BE EQUAL WITH GOD 2:11 AND THAT EVERY TONGUE SHOULD CONFESS THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD TO THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER 2:21 FOR ALL SEEK THEIR OWN NOT THE THINGS WHICH ARE JESUS CHRISTS
  • Wayne
    Vv . 14-16. Do all things without murmurings and disputing, that you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God without rebuke in the midst if a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world, holding forth the word of life. Amazing scripture that fits our time on this earth. Let not our love grow cold because iniquity abounds. Jesus is our strength!

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