1 Christ Jesus was in the form of God, ♦
but he did not cling to equality with God.
2 He emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, ♦
and was born in our human likeness.
3 Being found in human form he humbled himself, ♦
and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross.
4 Therefore God has highly exalted him, ♦
and bestowed on him the name above every name,
5 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, ♦
in heaven and on earth and under the earth;
6 And every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, ♦
to the glory of God the Father.
Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.