As Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and on the way He said to them, (Matthew 20:17)

"Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death, (Matthew 20:18)

and will hand Him over to the Gentiles to mock and scourge and crucify Him, and on the third day He will be raised up." (Matthew 20:19)

Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Jesus with her sons, bowing down and making a request of Him. (Matthew 20:20)

And He said to her, "What do you wish?" She said to Him, "Command that in Your kingdom these two sons of mine may sit one on Your right and one on Your left." (Matthew 20:21)

But Jesus answered, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?" They said to Him, "We are able." (Matthew 20:22)

He said to them, "My cup you shall drink; but to sit on My right and on My left, this is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by My Father." (Matthew 20:23)

And hearing this, the ten became indignant with the two brothers. (Matthew 20:24)

But Jesus called them to Himself and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. (Matthew 20:25)

"It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, (Matthew 20:26)

and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; (Matthew 20:27)

just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many." (Matthew 20:28)


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