20 lThen the mother of mZebedee’s sons came to Him with her sons, kneeling down and asking something from Him.
21 And He said to her, “What do you wish?”
She said to Him, “Grant that these two sons of mine nmay sit, one on Your right hand and the other on the left, in Your kingdom.”
22 But Jesus answered and said, “You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink othe cup that I am about to drink, 5and be baptized with pthe baptism that I am baptized with?”
They said to Him, “We are able.”
23 So He said to them, q“You will indeed drink My cup, 6and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with; but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared by My Father.”
24 rAnd when the ten heard it, they were greatly displeased with the two brothers. 25 But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. 26 Yet sit shall not be so among you; but twhoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. 27 uAnd whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave—28 vjust as the wSon of Man did not come to be served, xbut to serve, and yto give His life a ransom zfor many.”
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