25 For the foolishness(A) of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness(B) of God is stronger than human strength.

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rather, he made himself nothing(A)
    by taking the very nature[a] of a servant,(B)
    being made in human likeness.(C)

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  1. Philippians 2:7 Or the form
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And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death(A)
        even death on a cross!(B)

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18 For Christ also suffered once(A) for sins,(B) the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.(C) He was put to death in the body(D) but made alive in the Spirit.(E)

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