Philippians 2:5–7; John 17:6–8; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 Peter 1:20

oHave this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,1 pwho, though he was in qthe form of God, did not count equality with God ra thing to be grasped,2 but semptied himself, by taking the form of a tservant,3 ubeing born in the likeness of men.


dI have manifested your name to the people ewhom you gave me out of the world. fYours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything fthat you have given me is from you. For I have given them gthe words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that hI came from you; and ithey have believed that you sent me.


16 Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness:

sHe1 was manifested in the flesh,

vindicated2 by the Spirit,3

tseen by angels,

uproclaimed among the nations,

vbelieved on in the world,

wtaken up in glory.


20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but wwas made manifest xin the last times for the sake of you