And it came to pass, as he is praying alone, the disciples were with him, and he questioned them, saying, `Who do the multitudes say me to be?'
And they answering said, `John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and others, that a prophet, one of the ancients, was risen;'
and he said to them, `And ye -- who do ye say me to be?' and Peter answering said, `The Christ of God.'
And having charged them, he commanded [them] to say this to no one,
saying -- `It behoveth the Son of Man to suffer many things, and to be rejected by the elders, and chief priests, and scribes, and to be killed, and the third day to be raised.'
And he said unto all, `If any one doth will to come after me, let him disown himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me;
for whoever may will to save his life, shall lose it, and whoever may lose his life for my sake, he shall save it;
for what is a man profited, having gained the whole world, and having lost or having forfeited himself?
`For whoever may be ashamed of me, and of my words, of this one shall the Son of Man be ashamed, when he may come in his glory, and the Father's, and the holy messengers';
and I say to you, truly, there are certain of those here standing, who shall not taste of death till they may see the reign of God.'
And it came to pass, after these words, as it were eight days, that having taken Peter, and John, and James, he went up to the mountain to pray,