Request for Zebedee’s Sons

Matthew 20:20-28 – (The Emphasised Bible)

Then came unto him the mother of the sons of Zebedeeˎ with her sons, bowing downˎ  and asking something from him. And |he| said to her—

What desirest thou?

She saith unto him—

Bidˎ that theseʹ my twoʹ sons may sitˎ one on thy right hand, and one on thy leftˎ in thy kingdom.

But Jesus |answering| said—

Ye know not what ye are asking: Are ye able to drink the cupˎ which |I| am about to drink;

They say unto him—

We are able.

He saith unto them—

|My cupˎ indeed| ye shall drink; But <to sit on my right hand and on my left> is not mine to give,—except unto those for whom it hath been prepared by my Father.

And the ten |hearing| were sorely displeasedˎ concerning the twoʹ brethren. But |Jesus| calling them nearˎ said—

Ye know that |the rulers of the nations| lord it over them, And |the great ones| wield authority over them: ||Not so|| is it |among you|,—But <whosoever shall desire |among you| to become |great|> shall be |your minister|; And <whosoever shall desire |among you| to be first> shall be |your servant|:—||Just as|| |the Son of Man| came not to be ministered untoˎ but to minister, and to give his life a ransom instead of many.

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