1Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ,
if there is any consolation of love,
if there is any fellowship of the Spirit,
if any affection and compassion,
2make my joy complete by being of the same mind,
maintaining the same love, united in spirit,
intent on one purpose.
3Do nothing from selfishness
or empty conceit,
but with humility of mind
regard one another as more
important than yourselves;
4do not merely look out
for your own personal interests,
but also for the interests of others.
5Have this attitude in yourselves
which was also in Christ Jesus,
6who, although He existed in the
form of God, did not regard
equality with God a
thing to be grasped,
7but emptied Himself,
taking the form of a bond-servant,
and being made in the likeness of men.
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