And He said to all, "If any one is desirous of following me, let him ignore self and take up his cross day by day, and so be my follower.
For whoever desires to save his life shall lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake shall save it.
Why, what benefit is it to a man to have gained the whole world, but to have lost or forfeited his own self.
For whoever shall have been ashamed of me and my teachings, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own and the Father's glory and in that of the holy angels.
I tell you truly that there are some of those who stand here who will certainly not taste death till they have seen the Kingdom of God."
It was about eight days after this that Jesus, taking with Him Peter, John, and James, went up the mountain to pray.
And while He was praying the appearance of His face underwent a change, and His clothing became white and radiant.
And suddenly there were two men conversing with Him, who were Moses and Elijah.
They came in glory, and kept speaking about His death, which He was so soon to undergo in Jerusalem.
Now Peter and the others were weighed down with sleep; but, keeping themselves awake all through, they saw His glory, and the two men standing with Him.
And when they were preparing to depart from Him, Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, we are thankful to you that we are here. Let us put up three tents--one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." He did not know what he was saying.