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The New King James Version

Luke 9:23–36

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True Cost of Discipleship

Matt. 16:24–27; Mark 8:34–38

23 tThen He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross 2daily, and follow Me. 24 uFor whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. 25 vFor what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? 26 wFor whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be xashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels.

27 yBut I tell you truly, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God.”

The Transfiguration

Matt. 16:28–17:9; Mark 9:1–9; 2 Pet. 1:17, 18

28 zNow it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, that He took Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 As He prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe became white and glistening. 30 And behold, two men talked with Him, who were aMoses and bElijah, 31 who appeared in glory and spoke of His 3decease which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32 But Peter and those with him cwere heavy with sleep; and when they were fully awake, they saw His glory and the two men who stood with Him. 33 Then it happened, as they were parting from Him, that Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three 4tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said.

34 While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were fearful as they entered the dcloud. 35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, e“This is 5My beloved Son. fHear Him!” 36 When the voice had ceased, Jesus was found alone. gBut they kept quiet, and told no one in those days any of the things they had seen.

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