Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Philippians 2:5-11 (Spencer Paraphrase Version)

Let your attitude be the same as Messiah Jesus

Who, precisely because he was in his role as God
Did not regard his equality with God as something to be exploited and lorded over others,
But instead put aside his rightful privilege,
Taking on the role of a servant,
Being made into a human likeness.
And being found in his role as a human being,
He humbled himself
And became obedient to the point of death -
Even death on a cross!

Because of all this, God highly exalted him
And gave him God's own personal covenant Name which is over all other names,
So that at this Name which belongs to Jesus
Every Knee should bow,
In heaven and on earth and under the earth,
And every tongue confess
That Jesus Messiah is YHWH/Lord,
To the glory of God the Father.

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