NLTNew Living Translation
5You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
6Though he was God,# 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# Greek he emptied himself.;
he took the humble position of a slave# Or the form of a slave.
and was born as a human being.
When he appeared in human form,# 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.
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