Discipleship Is Costly

24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself, (A)take up his cross, and follow Me. 25 For (B)whoever wants to save his [a]life will lose it; but whoever loses his [b]life for My sake will find it. 26 For what good will it do a person if he gains the whole world, but [c]forfeits his soul? Or what will a person give in exchange for his soul?

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 16:25 Or soul
  2. Matthew 16:25 Or soul
  3. Matthew 16:26 I.e., suffers the loss of