p who, though he was in q the form of God, did not count equality with God r a thing to be grasped,
but s made himself nothing, taking the form of a t servant, u being born in the likeness of men.
And being found in human form, he humbled himself by v becoming obedient to the point of death, w even death on a cross.
x Therefore y God has z highly exalted him and bestowed on him a the name that is above every name,
so that at the name of Jesus b every knee should bow, c in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and d every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is e Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 Corinthians 4:4
In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.
The Jews answered him, "It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.
You heard me say to you, 'I am going away, and I will come to you.' If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
2 Corinthians 8:9
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.
2 Corinthians 13:4
For he was crucified in weakness, but lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but in dealing with you we will live with him by the power of God.
And he said to them, "Elijah does come first to restore all things. And how is it written of the Son of Man that he should suffer many things and be treated with contempt?
Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations.
Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh.
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered.
And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.
No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.
For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous.
Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again.
Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted.
Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong, because he poured out his soul to death and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors.
But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing.
Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
Having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.
Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name.
By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: 'To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.
For it is written, "As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it.
And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!
As a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
1 Corinthians 12:3
Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says "Jesus is accursed!" and no one can say "Jesus is Lord" except in the Holy Spirit.
For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.
You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am.