For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
As a father wades out into a stream to encourage his timid child to cross, so Christ went down into the river men had dreaded, but whose waters are full of cleansing, and whose farther waves beat on a golden shore. I regret to say that Christians are slow to improve the privilege of knowledge and faith.
(W. H. H. Murray.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.