Matthew 20:20-28New American Standard Bible (NASB)
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20 Then the mother of the [a]sons of Zebedee came to [b]Jesus with her sons, bowing down and making a request of Him.21 And He said to her, “What do you desire?” She *said to Him, “Say that in Your kingdom these two sons of mine shall sit, one at Your right, and one at Your left.”22 But Jesus replied, “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.”23 He *said to them, “My cup you shall drink; but to sit at My right and at My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by My Father.”
24 And after hearing this, the other ten disciples became indignant with the two brothers.25 But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles domineer over them, and [c]those in high position exercise authority over them.26 It [d]is not this way among you, but whoever wants to become [e]prominent among you shall be your servant,27 and whoever desires to be first among you shall be your slave;28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His [f]life as a ransom for many.”
35 [a]James and John, the two sons of Zebedee, *came up to [b]Jesus, saying to Him, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask of You.”36 And He said to them, “What do you want Me to do for you?”37 They said to Him, “[c]Grant that we may sit, one on Your right and one on Your left, in Your glory.”38 But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?”39 They said to Him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you shall drink; and you shall be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized.40 But to sit on My right or on My left is not Mine to give; but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”
41 Hearing this, the other ten began to feel indignant with [d]James and John.42 Calling them to Himself, Jesus *said to them, “You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles domineer over them; and their [e]people in high position exercise authority over them.43 But it is not this way among you; rather, whoever wants to become [f]prominent among you shall be your servant;44 and whoever wants to be first among you shall be slave of all.45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His [g]life as a ransom for many.”
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