I. YOU MUST DIE VOLUNTARILY
v.23a – “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself…”
“Deny,” Gk. ἀρνέομαι (arneomai), “to renounce, disclaim, or decline”
“A rejection of a life based on self-interest and self-fulfillment.”
Active Voice: Subject does the action of the verb.
Passive Voice: Subject is being acted upon by the verb.
Middle Voice: Subject is doing the action of the verb, but with special interest to itself.