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.