Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentPhilippians 2:7
- The form of a servant (morphn doulou).
- He took the characteristic attributes (morphn as in verse 6) of a slave. His humanity was as real as his deity.
- In the likeness of men (en omoiwmati antrwpwn).
- It was a likeness, but a real likeness (Kennedy), no mere phantom humanity as the Docetic Gnostics held. Note the difference in tense between uparxwn (eternal existence in the morph of God) and genomenov (second aorist middle participle of ginomai, becoming, definite entrance in time upon his humanity).