Bible: Mark 8:31-37

First Prediction of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection

8:31 Then 1  Jesus 2  began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer 3  many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and experts in the law, 4  and be killed, and after three days rise again. 8:32 He spoke openly about this. So 5  Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 8:33 But after turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan. You are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but on man’s.” 6 

Following Jesus

8:34 Then 7  Jesus 8  called the crowd, along with his disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wants to become my follower, 9  he must deny 10  himself, take up his cross, 11  and follow me. 8:35 For whoever wants to save his life 12  will lose it, 13  but whoever loses his life for my sake and for the gospel will save it. 8:36 For what benefit is it for a person 14  to gain the whole world, yet 15  forfeit his life? 8:37 What can a person give in exchange for his life?

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