Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry [thee] whither thou wouldest not.
He saith unto him the third time, Simon, [son] of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
He saith to him again the second time, Simon, [son] of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, [son] of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
If any [man] come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
And a man's foes [shall be] they of his own household.
For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.