Philippians 2:5-8 The Message (MSG)
Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion.
Philippians 2:6 King James Version (KJV)
who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God
Philippians 2:6 New American Standard Bible - NASB 1995 (NASB1995)
who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped
Philippians 2:6 New Century Version (NCV)
Christ himself was like God in everything. But he did not think that being equal with God was something to be used for his own benefit.
Philippians 2:6 New International Version (NIV)
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage
Philippians 2:6 New King James Version (NKJV)
who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God
Philippians 2:6 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]
Philippians 2:6 New Living Translation (NLT)
Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to.
Philippians 2:6 The Passion Translation (TPT)
He existed in the form of God, yet he gave no thought to seizing equality with God as his supreme prize.
Philippians 2:6 English Standard Version 2016 (ESV)
who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped