Luke 9:23-26 MKJV
(23) And He said to all, If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.
(24) For whoever will save his life shall lose it, but whoever will lose his life for My sake, he shall save it.
(25) For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world and loses himself, or is cast away?
(26) For whoever shall be ashamed of Me and of My Words, the Son of Man shall be ashamed of him when He shall come in His own and in His Father's glory, and that of the holy angels.
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