καὶ ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ μεθ’ ὑμῶν εἰμι πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας ἕως τῆς συντελείας τοῦ αἰῶνος.
And behold, I am with you all days until the consummation of the age.
—Jesus (Matthew 28:20)
Powerful is Jesus Christ’s assertion of divinity and of identity with Yahweh through the statement of ἐγώ εἰμι, “I am.” It is even more shocking to see him insert the phrase μεθ’ ὑμῶν, “with you,” into the very middle of God’s name. This sums up the emphasis of Matthew’s account.