Jesus said to all of them, "If people want to follow me, they must give up the things they want. They must be willing to give up their lives daily to follow me.
Those who want to save their lives will give up true life. But those who give up their lives for me will have true life.
It is worth nothing for them to have the whole world if they themselves are destroyed or lost.
If people are ashamed of me and my teaching, then the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and with the glory of the Father and the holy angels.
I tell you the truth, some people standing here will see the kingdom of God before they die."
About eight days after Jesus said these things, he took Peter, John, and James and went up on a mountain to pray.
While Jesus was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became shining white.
Then two men, Moses and Elijah, were talking with Jesus.
They appeared in heavenly glory, talking about his departure which he would soon bring about in Jerusalem.
Peter and the others were very sleepy, but when they awoke fully, they saw the glory of Jesus and the two men standing with him.
When Moses and Elijah were about to leave, Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents -- one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." (Peter did not know what he was talking about.)