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"Away with you, Satan, for your mind is not on the things of God but of men."
Then Jesus called the crowd and his disciples to him, and said to them, "If any one wishes to follow me, let him forget himself, take up his cross, and come with me. For any one who is thinking only of saving his life, will lose it; but whoever loses his life for my sake and for the sake of the good news, will save it. What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul ? For what could a man give in exchange for his soul ? Whoever is ashamed of me and my teachings in this sinful world, of him I will be ashamed when I come in the glory of my Father with the holy angels."
JESUS IS GLORIFIED
Six days later Jesus took Peter, James and John up a high moun­tain where they were alone, and in their presence he was transfigured. His clothes glistened with a dazzling whiteness such as no bleaching could give on earth. And there appeared to them Elijah and Moses, who talked with Jesus. Then Peter said, "Master, it is fortunate that we are here. Let us make three tabernacles, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." (For in his terror he did not know what to say.) Then a cloud came and overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Beloved Son; give heed to him." And suddenly, looking around, they saw no one with them but Jesus.
As they came down from the mountain, he commanded them to tell no one what they had seen until after he had risen from the dead. And they obeyed the command but discussed among them­selves what "rising from the dead" meant. Therefore they asked him, "How is it that the scribes say, 'Elijah must first come'? " He answered, "Elijah is to come first to restore everything. And what is written about the Son of Man ? Is it not that he is to en­dure great suffering and be despised ? But I tell you, Elijah has come, and they have done to him what they pleased, even as it is written of him."
JESUS TELLS HOW ONE MAY BECOME GREAT
Leaving Csesarea Philippi, Jesus and his disciples passed through Galilee; but he wished no one to know of this, for he was teaching
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