adding, "The Son of Man has to endure much suffering and be rejected by the elders, the head cohanim and the Torah-teachers; and he has to be put to death; but on the third day, he has to be raised to life."
Then to everyone he said, "If anyone wants to come after me, let him say `No' to himself, take up his execution-stake daily and keep following me.
For whoever tries to save his own life will destroy it, but whoever destroys his life on my account will save it.
What will it benefit a person if he gains the whole world but destroys or forfeits his own life?
For if someone is ashamed of me and of what I say, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and that of the Father and of the holy angels.
I tell you the truth, there are some people standing here who will not experience death until they see the Kingdom of God."
About a week after Yeshua said these things, he took Kefa, Yochanan and Ya`akov with him and went up to the hill country to pray.
As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed; and his clothing became gleaming white.
Suddenly there were two men talking with him -- Moshe and Eliyahu!
They appeared in glorious splendor and spoke of his exodus, which he was soon to accomplish in Yerushalayim.
Kefa and those with him had been sound asleep; but on becoming fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.