form of God
"Form," etc. (Greek - μορφή, the form by which a person or thing strikes the vision, the external appearance)."--Thayer. CF John 17:15. "The glory which I had with Thee before the world was." Nothing in this passage teaches that the Eternal Word John 1:1 emptied Himself of either His divine nature, or His attributes, but only of the outward and visible manifestation of the Godhead. "He emptied, stripped Himself of the insignia of Majesty."--Lightfoot. "When occasion demanded He exercised His divine attributes."-- Moorehead. CF (See Scofield "John 1:1"). See Scofield "John 20:28"
robbery a thing to be grasped after. See, Genesis 3:5-6.