Who, being in very nature2:6 Or in the form of God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature2:7 Or the form 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!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.