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Philippians 2:6-8 New King James Version (NKJV)

who, being in the form of God, did not consider it [a]robbery to be equal with God, but [b]made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 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.

Footnotes:

  1. Philippians 2:6 Or something to be held onto to be equal
  2. Philippians 2:7 emptied Himself of His privileges
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Philippians 2:6-8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

who, as He already existed in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to be [a]grasped, but [b]emptied Himself by taking the form of a bond-servant and [c]being born in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death: death [d]on a cross.

Footnotes:

  1. Philippians 2:6 Or seized
  2. Philippians 2:7 I.e., set aside His divine rights
  3. Philippians 2:7 Or having come to be
  4. Philippians 2:8 Lit of
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Philippians 2:6-8 Amplified Bible (AMP)

who, although He existed in the form and unchanging essence of God [as One with Him, possessing the fullness of all the divine attributes—the entire nature of deity], did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped or asserted [as if He did not already possess it, or was afraid of losing it]; but emptied Himself [without renouncing or diminishing His deity, but only temporarily giving up the outward expression of divine equality and His rightful dignity] by assuming the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men [He became completely human but was without sin, being fully God and fully man]. After He was found in [terms of His] outward appearance as a man [for a divinely-appointed time], He humbled Himself [still further] by becoming obedient [to the Father] to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Philippians 2:6-8 New International Version (NIV)

Who, being in very nature[a] God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature[b] of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death
        even death on a cross!

Footnotes:

  1. Philippians 2:6 Or in the form of
  2. Philippians 2:7 Or the form
New International Version (NIV)

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Philippians 2:6-8 King James Version (KJV)

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

But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Colossians 1:16-20 New King James Version (NKJV)

16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or [a]principalities or [b]powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

Reconciled in Christ

19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, 20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

Footnotes:

  1. Colossians 1:16 rulers
  2. Colossians 1:16 authorities
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Colossians 1:16-20 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

16 for [a]by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominions, or rulers, or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He [b]is before all things, and in Him all things [c]hold together. 18 He is also the head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. 19 For [d]it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the [e]fullness to dwell in Him, 20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, whether things on earth or things in [f]heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

Footnotes:

  1. Colossians 1:16 Or in
  2. Colossians 1:17 Or has existed prior to
  3. Colossians 1:17 Or endure
  4. Colossians 1:19 Or all the fullness was pleased to dwell
  5. Colossians 1:19 I.e., fullness of deity
  6. Colossians 1:20 Lit the heavens
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Colossians 1:16-20 Amplified Bible (AMP)

16 For [a]by Him all things were created in heaven and on earth, [things] visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [that is, by His activity] and for Him. 17 And He Himself existed and is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. [His is the controlling, cohesive force of the universe.] 18 He is also the head [the life-source and leader] of the body, the [b]church; and He is the beginning, [c]the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will occupy the first place [He will stand supreme and be preeminent] in everything. 19 For it pleased the Father for all the fullness [of deity—the sum total of His essence, all His perfection, powers, and attributes] to dwell [permanently] in Him (the Son), 20 and through [the intervention of] the Son to reconcile all things to Himself, making peace [with believers] through the blood of His cross; through Him, [I say,] whether things on earth or things in heaven.

Footnotes:

  1. Colossians 1:16 Or in.
  2. Colossians 1:18 This refers to the entire body of born-again believers (whether past, present, or future), not a local congregation.
  3. Colossians 1:18 Christ is the first to be resurrected with an incorruptible, immortal body. Others who were raised had to die again.
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Colossians 1:16-20 New International Version (NIV)

16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

New International Version (NIV)

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Colossians 1:16-20 King James Version (KJV)

16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;

20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

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