The New Testament
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Matthew 20:20Matthew 20:28

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.