For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
I. PHYSICALLY: freedom from bodily restrictions, pain, and temptation.
II. MENTALLY. The liberation of the mind; multiplication of subject of thought; heavenly inspiration.
III. SOCIALLY. Reunion of friends; indefinite enlargement of the circle of acquaintance; society under the happiest, healthiest, and permanent conditions.
IV. SPIRITUALLY. "Forever with the Lord."
(W. H. H. Murray.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.