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 KJV)
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4)
I don’t quote from the King James version very often, although it is the translation I grew up with. I find I end up having to explain it to people not familiar with archaic English anyway, so I might as well use a later version provided by scholars who have dedicated themselves to the task. But there is a dramatic poetry in the old language I sometimes miss.
Nevertheless I live.
Words that rock the world no matter the century or the dialect.
Nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me.
How deeply profound.