the Amplified Bible
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this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be
in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:]
6 Who, although being essentially one with God and in
the form of God [possessing the fullness of the attributes which make
God God], did not think this equality with God was a thing to be eagerly
grasped or retained, 7 But stripped Himself [of all privileges
and rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave),
in that He became like men and was born a human being. 8
And after He had appeared in human form, He abased and humbled
Himself [still further] and carried His obedience to the extreme of
death, even the death of the cross!
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who,
being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with
God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form
of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being
found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient
unto death, even the death of the cross.
5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being
in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,
7 but made himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bond servant,
and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance
as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death,
even the death of the cross.