a community of his disciples
in the world today,
we live and act in the name of Jesus,
Though he was in the form of God,
Jesus did not count equality with God
a thing to be grasped.
He emptied himself,
taking the form of a servant,
being born in the likeness of men.
And being found in human form,
he humbled himself and became obedient unto death,
even death on a cross.
Therefore God has highly exalted him
and bestowed on him
the name which is above every name.
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth.
And every tongue confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.