A (5) Let this mind be in you, which was also in CHRIST
B (5) JESUS:
C (6) Who, being in the form OF GOD, thought it not robbery to be equal WITH GOD:
D (7, 8) but himself emptied, form of a slave taking, in likeness of men WAS BECOMING <1096>; and in fashion being found as a man
E (8) he humbled himself,
D1 (8) AND BECAME < 1096> obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
C1 (9) Wherefore GOD also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
B1 (10, 11) That at the name OF JESUS every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that JESUS
A1 (11) CHRIST is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
The AV order for verses 7 and 8 has “men” and “man” in close proximity, with “was made”/”became” <1096> either side of them. Initially, then, it looks like there are two central statements; “in the likeness of men:” and “And being found in fashion as a man” or maybe “And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself”. But in fact, in the Greek in verse 7, “in the likeness of men” comes before “was made”.
If you read a `literal’ version of the text which follows the Greek word order there is a `rhythm’ which seems to place “he humbled himself” as a separate statement at the end. For D (7, 8) I’ve used Marshall’s literal English translation so you can see what I mean. In the above structure I’ve not included “man”/”men” as part of the chiasm and opted for “made”/”became” as the inner pair, with “he humbled himself” as the central statement. See what you think.
Another, separate, issue is the order of “Christ” and “Jesus”. Does the requirement to form a chiastic structure provide one reason why the order of the terms, Christ Jesus/Jesus Christ in this passage, and maybe others, are reversed?