“I am crucified with Christ”

GALATIANS 2:20

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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This verse presents a paradox whereby we identify with Jesus dying on the cross and yet we live with the Spirit of Christ in us. That is, we live more fully knowing that Jesus sacrificed His life for us.

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I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

— Galatians 2:20

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I am crucified with συνεσταύρωμαι To impale in company with (literally or figuratively) G4957
Christ: Χριστῷ Anointed, i.e., the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus G5547
nevertheless δὲ But, and, etc G1161
I live; ζῶ To live (literally or figuratively) G2198
yet not οὐκέτι Not yet, no longer G3765
I, ἐγώ I, me G1473
but δὲ But, and, etc G1161
Christ Χριστός· Anointed, i.e., the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus G5547

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