Bible: Mark 10:32-45

Third Prediction of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection

10:32 They were on the way, going up to Jerusalem. 1  Jesus was going ahead of them, and they were amazed, but those who followed were afraid. He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them what was going to happen to him. 10:33 Look, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and experts in the law. 2  They will condemn him to death and will turn him over to the Gentiles. 10:34 They will mock him, spit on him, flog 3  him severely, and kill him. Yet 4  after three days, 5  he will rise again.”

The Request of James and John

10:35 Then 6  James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him and said, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask.” 10:36 He said to them, “What do you want me to do for you? 10:37 They said to him, “Permit one of us to sit at your right hand and the other at your left in your glory.” 10:38 But Jesus said to them, “You don’t know what you are asking! Are you able to drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I experience? 7  10:39 They said to him, “We are able.” 8  Then Jesus said to them, “You will drink the cup I drink, and you will be baptized with the baptism I experience, 10:40 but to sit at my right or at my left is not mine to give. It is for those for whom it has been prepared.” 9 

10:41 Now 10  when the other ten 11  heard this, 12  they became angry with James and John. 10:42 Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those in high positions use their authority over them. 10:43 But it is not this way among you. Instead whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant, 10:44 and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave 13  of all. 10:45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom 14  for many.”

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