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

  • 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!
  • Irene123
    In noticing the name Epaphroditus, I remembered ALL the many people Paul named in Rom. 16. All those precious souls!! I hope to see ALL of them in the rapture. What a GLORIOUS day!!! To see them all; can you just imagine??

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