Far be it from me (emoi mh genoito). Second aorist middle optative of ginomai in a negative (mh) wish about the future with dative case: "May it not happen to me." See 2 Corinthians 2:17 . The infinitive kaucasqai (to glory) is the subject of genoito as is common in the LXX, though not elsewhere in the N.T. Hath been crucified unto me (emoi estaurwtai). Perfect passive indicative of staurow, stands crucified, with the ethical dative again (emoi). This is one of the great sayings of Paul concerning his relation to Christ and the world in contrast with the Judaizers. Cf. 2 Corinthians 2:19 ; 2 Corinthians 3:13 ; 2 Corinthians 4:4 ; 1 Corinthians 1:23 ; Romans 1:16 ; Romans 3:21 ; Romans 4:25 ; Romans 5:18 . World (kosmo) has no article, but is definite as in 2 Corinthians 5:19 . Paul's old world of Jewish descent and environment is dead to him ( Philippians 3:3 ).