34 And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and 1take up his cross and follow Me.
35 "For 2whoever * wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever * loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it.
36 "For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?
37 "For what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
38 "For 3whoever * is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, 4the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He 5comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels."