(John 13:3-5 NLT) (emphasis mine!)
He did not think of equality with God
as something to cling to.
Instead, He gave up his divine privileges;
He took the humble position of a slave
and was born as a human being.
When He appeared in human form,
He humbled himself in obedience to God
and died a criminal’s death on a cross.”
(Philippians 2:6-8 NLT)