The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
MAR 8:31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer
many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests,
and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
MAR 8:32 And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began
to rebuke him.
MAR 8:33 But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he
rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not
the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
MAR 8:34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples
also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny
himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
King James Bible