34 And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him (A)deny himself and (B)take up his cross and follow me. 35 For (C)whoever would save his life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake (D)and the gospel's will save it. 36 (E)For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? 37 For (F)what can a man give in return for his soul? 38 For (G)whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this (H)adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed (I)when he comes in the glory of his Father with (J)the holy angels.”

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 8:35 The same Greek word can mean either soul or life, depending on the context; twice in this verse and once in verse 36 and once in verse 37