3. On the Way to Jerusalem
a. The Third Unveiling of the Crucifixion and Resurrection
17 aAnd as Jesus was going up to bJerusalem, He took the twelve disciples aside privately, and on the way He said to them,
18 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 1adeath,
19 And adeliver Him to the Gentiles to bmock and to scourge and to ccrucify Him, and on the dthird day He will be raised.
b. The Throne of the Kingdom and the Cup of the Cross
20 aThen the mother of the 1sons of bZebedee came to Him with her sons, worshipping and asking something of Him.
21 And He said to her, What do you want? She said to Him, Say that these two sons of mine will asit, one on Your right and one on Your left, in Your kingdom.
22 But Jesus answered and said to them, You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to 1drink the acup which I am about to drink? They said to Him, We are able.
23 He said to them, My cup you shall indeed adrink, but to sit on My right and on My left, this is 1not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by My Father.
24 And when the ten heard this, they were indignant concerning the two brothers.
25 aBut Jesus called them to Him and said, You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and the great exercise authority over them.
26 It shall not be so among you; but whoever wants to become agreat among you shall be your 1servant,
27 And whoever wants to be first among you shall be your 1aslave;
28 Just as the aSon of 1Man did not come to be served, but to bserve and to give His 2life as a cransom for many.
c. The Healing of the Two Blind Men
29 aAnd as they were going out from Jericho, a great crowd followed Him.
30 And behold, two ablind men sitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, Lord, 1bSon of David!
31 And the crowd arebuked them so that they would be silent, but they cried out the more, saying, Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David!
32 And Jesus, standing still, called them and said, What do you want Me to do for you?
33 They said to Him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
34 And Jesus, moved with acompassion, touched their eyes, and immediately they received their sight and followed Him.
d. A Warm Welcome to the Meek King
1 aAnd when they 1drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage at the Mount of bOlives, then Jesus sent two disciples,
2 Saying to them, Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will 1find a donkey tied and a colt with her; untie them and lead them to Me.
3 And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, The 1Lord has need of them; 2and immediately he will send them.
4 aNow this took place in order that what was spoken through the prophet might be bfulfilled, saying,
5 a"Say to the 1daughter of Zion, Behold, your King is coming to you, bmeek and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, a 2foal of a beast of burden.''
6 And the disciples went and did as Jesus directed them,
7 And led the donkey and the colt. And they put their 1garments on them, and He sat upon them.
8 And most of the crowd spread their own agarments in the road, and others cut 1bbranches from the trees and spread them in the road.
9 And the crowds who went before Him and those who followed cried out, saying, 1Hosanna to the 2aSon of David! bBlessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the chighest!
10 And when He aentered into Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, Who is this?
11 And the crowds said, This is the aprophet Jesus from bNazareth of Galilee.