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He always had the nature of God, but he did not think that by force he should try to remain equal with God.
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Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son and his name shall be called Emmanuel.
Isaiah 8:8 And shall pass through Juda, overflowing, and going over shall reach even to the neck. And the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy, land, O Emmanuel.
Isaiah 9:6 For a CHILD IS BORN to us, and a son is given to us, and the government is upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, God the Mighty, the Father of the world to come, the Prince of Peace.
Jeremiah 23:6 In those days shall Juda be saved, and Israel shall dwell confidently: and this is the name that they shall call him: The Lord our just one.
Micah 5:2 Now shalt thou be laid waste, O daughter of the robber: they have laid siege against us, with a rod shall they strike the cheek of the judge of Israel.
Matthew 1:23 Behold a virgin shall be with child, and bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
John 1:1,2,18 In the beginning was the Word: and the Word was with God: and the Word was God. . . .
John 17:5 And now glorify thou me, O Father, with thyself, with the glory which I had, before the world was, with thee.
Romans 9:5 Whose are the fathers and of whom is Christ, according to the flesh, who is over all things, God blessed for ever. Amen.
2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of unbelievers, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine unto them.
Colossians 1:15,16 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: . . .
1 Timothy 1:17 Now to the king of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Timothy 3:16 And evidently great is the mystery of godliness, which was manifested in the flesh, was justified in the spirit, appeared unto angels, hath been preached unto the Gentiles, is believed in the world, is taken up in glory.
Titus 2:13 Looking for the blessed hope and coming of the glory of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 1:3,6,8 Who being the brightness of his glory and the figure of his substance and upholding all things by the word of his power, making purgation of sins, sitteth on the right hand of the majesty on high: . . .
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ, yesterday, and today: and the same for ever.
Genesis 32:24-30 He remained alone; and behold, a man wrestled with him till morning. . . .
Genesis 48:15,16 And Jacob blessed the sons of Joseph, and said: God, in whose sight my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, God that feedeth me from my youth until this day: . . .
Ezekiel 8:2-6 And I saw, and behold a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins, and downward, fire: and from his loins, and upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the appearance of amber. . . .
Joshua 5:13-15 And when Joshua was in the field of the city of Jericho, he lifted up his eyes, and saw a man standing over against him, holding a drawn sword, and he went to him, and said: Art thou one of ours, or of our adversaries? . . .
Hosea 12:3-5 In the womb he supplanted his brother: and by his strength he had success with an angel. . . .
Zechariah 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that cleaveth to me, saith the Lord of hosts: strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn my hand to the little ones.
John 5:18,23 Hereupon therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he did not only break the sabbath but also said God was his Father, making himself equal to God. . . .
John 8:58,59 Jesus said to them: Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham was made, I AM. . . .
John 10:30,33,38 I and the Father are one. . . .
John 14:9 Jesus saith to him: Have I been so long a time with you and have you not known me? Philip, he that seeth me seeth the Father also. How sayest thou: Shew us the Father?
John 20:28 Thomas answered and said to him: My Lord and my God.
Revelation 1:17,18 And when I had seen him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying: Fear not. I am the First and the Last, . . .
Revelation 21:6 And he said to me: It is done. I am Alpha and Omega: the Beginning and the End. To him that thirsteth, I will give of the fountain of the water of life, freely.
ContextThe Attitude of Christ
5For let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7But emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men, and in habit found as a man.…
In the beginning was the Word: and the Word was with God: and the Word was God.
Hereupon therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he did not only break the sabbath but also said God was his Father, making himself equal to God.
The Jews answered him: For a good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy: and because that thou. being a, man, makest thyself God.
You have heard that I said to you: I go away, and I come unto you. If you loved me you would indeed be glad, because I go to the Father: for the Father is greater than I.
And now glorify thou me, O Father, with thyself, with the glory which I had, before the world was, with thee.
2 Corinthians 4:4
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of unbelievers, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine unto them.
2 Corinthians 8:9
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that being rich he became poor for your sakes: that through his poverty you might be rich.
Additional TranslationsWho, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
Who, existing in the form of God, did not consider to be equal with God something to be grasped,
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped,
who, subsisting in the form of God, did not esteem it an object of rapine to be on an equality with God;
who, being in the form of God, counted it not a prize to be on an equality with God,
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Although from the beginning He had the nature of God He did not reckon His equality with God a treasure to be tightly grasped.
who, existing in the form of God, didn't consider equality with God a thing to be grasped,
who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal to God,
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