Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.1
References for Matthew 16:24
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.2
References for Matthew 16:25
What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?
For the Son of Man3 is going to come4 in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done.5
References for Matthew 16:27
I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."