5You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. 6Though he was God,#2:6 Or Being in the form of God. he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. 7Instead, he gave up his divine privileges#2:7a Greek he emptied himself.; he took the humble position of a slave#2:7b Or the form of a slave. and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form,#2:7c Some English translations put this phrase in verse 8. 8he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.